The events celebrating the National Day of Catalonia will be concentrated throughout the day today and this morning, the 45th take-off of the flag was central. Nearly 200 people accompanied the Sardanista Section, organizer of the event, the Giants and the Capgrossos of Martorell, who were also present and collaborated in the premiere of the new flag. The new fabric, made in Òdena, measures 45×15 meters, and has replaced the previous one, which for 36 years climbed the Sierra de Les Torretes.
The rally began early in the Plaça de La Vila, where the flag was collected, those in charge of raising it were coordinated and the route began to be made. At the same time, at the same time and a few meters away, in Plaça de l’Esglesia, the Association of Classic and Antique Motorcycles of Martorell (AMCAM) was preparing for the start of the 29th Rally that the it has taken as far as the Penedès and the Creu de l’Aragall.
The climb to Les Torretes was completed with the unfurling of the flag, the reading of the manifesto by Ferran Porta and the singing ofThe laborers. The councilor for Culture, Andreu González, was one of the members of the government team that went up to experience the take-off first hand, accompanied by councilors Lluís Amat, Gerard Mimó, Belén Leiva, Raquel Sans, Cristina Dalmau and Albert Fernandez He highlighted the return to normality also on the National Day of Catalonia and said that “we should congratulate ourselves for the flag being unfurled again in a popular event”.
Andreu González, regidor Cultura
Ferran Porta, in reading the manifesto at the foot of the flag, highlighted it as “100% Catalan, like our identity” and put this year’s celebration in context.
Ferran Porta, encarregat de llegir manifest
Later, the group went down to Plaça de La Vila and had a meal managed by the Sardanista Section of Martorell and for which around 200 tickets were sold. The Vila d’Olesa couple has been in charge of enlivening the sardane ballad.
Floral offering at the tomb of Rafael Casanova
The mayor of Martorell, Xavier Fonollosa, and councilors Elisabeth Plaza, Soledad Rosende and Rosa Cadenas, have attended the traditional floral offering at the tomb of Rafael Casanova in Sant Boi de Llobregat, to which the mayors and mayoresses were invited from the 30 municipalities of Baix Llobregat, representatives of the Catalan parliamentary groups, political parties, trade unions, business organizations and more than a hundred entities. Sant Boi is one of the usual meeting points on September 11 in Catalonia, due to the link with the historical figure of Rafael Casanova and for having been the scene of the massive Diada in 1976.
Vermouth with nearly 80 riders
The AMCAM has arrived in Martorell after its departure, which has been described as a success. With 78 motorbikes and a hundred collaborators, the organization chaired by Jordi Vives celebrated the matinee on wheels, exceeding expectations. Mario Céspedes, one of the AMCAM members explained that the breakfast had 110 people and revealed the route.
Mario Céspedes, AMCAM
This afternoon, the havanera concert by Son de Taverna and the burnt rum, from 19.00 in Plaça de La Vila, put an end to the day.
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