Santiago Area announces a photography competition with the objective of promoting the beauty, cultural and heritage wealth of the municipalities that make up Santiago Area, namely: A Estrada, Arzúa, Boqueixón, Lalín, Melide, O Pino, Oroso, Padrón, Rois, Santiago de Compostela, Silleda, Touro, Trazo, Val do Dubra, Vedra and Vila de Cruces, with Información e Comunicación Local, S.A. being the managing entity.
The submitted images must be taken in any of the municipalities making up Santiago Area. They should also be sufficiently identifiable with the surroundings and the participants should provide the location of the featured motif.
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The Chaián Chub Festival reaches its 40th year in 2014 and includes the now-traditional cyprinid fishing competition, as well as a popular gastronomy festival and subsequent dance.
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The festival features a competition of cyprinids, the family to which the chub belongs. Competitors are divided into different categories: children, youth, women, senior citizens or teams. Anglers gather at 8 am in Bar Nieto to start finishing at 9 am until 1.30 pm. After the catches are weighed, the awards ceremony is held around 2.45 pm.
The competition is followed by the traditional festival, accompanied by the music of Trazo’s Os Xeitosos bagpipe group followed by an orchestra. After lunch, the open-air dance continues from 6 to 10 pm, once again with an orchestra. There is also octopus on offer and inflatables for children.
Carlos Núñez presents his latest CD, `Almas de Fisterra`.
The legendary Australian punk band presents their new CD 'Nothing Is Straight In My House'.
Sala Capitol presents a concert by Los Limones and Miguel Costas.
The Cuban band, featured in Benito Zambrano's documentary of the same name, comes to Compostela to give a live concert featuring blues, rock and a touch of salsa.
The Apolo Recreational and Cultural Association presents a live concert by the Os Afrocuncas group, made up of five musicians from different geographical and musical backgrounds.
The 10th Lied Festival of Santiago de Compostela reaches its end with a recital by the mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, accompanied on the piano by Roger Vignoles.
The duo formed in 2006 by Caldeirada and Hevi make their debut with 'Os estanos sempre traen malas novas.'
The “Xenerais da Ulla” is the most outstanding feature of the Ulla region’s traditional Carnival. It has been held in the surroundings of Santiago since the first half of the 19th century: the “Xenerais” (generals) ride on horseback, dressed in colourful military garments similar to those of that time, but they also include purely carnivalesque adornments, which the horses also wear.
The finery, of both the “Xenerais” and their horses, stand out due to their tradition, originality, colours and degree of elaboration, making them highly valuable.
The “Entroido da Ulla” (Carnival) originated in the first half of the 19th century and is based on the combats that took place in the region during that century: the invasion of Napoleon’s army, the 1846 revolution and the Carlist wars. Its main characters are therefore brightly coloured figures that recreate those historical episodes.
“Xenerais” and adorned dispatch riders make up the spectacular nature of this authentic expression of Galicia’s traditional Carnival.
In view of its great interest, in September 2013... read more