Sant Jordi Day in Zimbabwe

HARARE - More than 300 VIPs braced the cold evening weather to attend Sant Jordi Day at the Spanish Embassy in Harare. This important day is also known as the Spanish International Day of Culture and is celebrated at the end of April.

Spanish Ambassador to Zimbabwe Pilar Fuertes told the guests that the event had been brought forward because it would have clashed with Harare’s most popular cultural event, the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) 2011.

According to the Sant Jordi Legend, in the region of Catalua and parts of Valencia in Spain, it is customary for husbands to give their wives a rose on Sant Jordi Day, and for wives to give their husbands a book in return.

I thouroughly loved the Act, said Farai Mupfunya, Zimbabwe Culture Funds Executive Director. It shows that culture plays a major role across the political divide. Just look at the multi-racial crowd and you will appreciate that things are getting back on track in Zimbabwe.

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