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viernes, 29 de abril de 2011

BALCONY KISS SEALS ROYAL WEDDING

Prince William and Kate Middleton kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Prince William and Kate Middleton have kissed twice on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding service in Westminster Abbey.
They were cheered by 500,000 well-wishers who gathered outside the palace, as RAF planes flew past in honour of the new royal couple.
The church service, watched by 1,900 guests, ran smoothly but the prince did struggle to place the wedding ring on the duchess's finger.

After the couple said their vows - in which the bride did not promise to obey her husband - the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Dr Rowan Williams, declared: "I pronounce that they be man and wife together, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."



PRINCE WILLIAM - DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE

The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.

Prince William thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and Miss Catherine Middleton on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.

Background:


DUKEDOM: Cambridge:
In 1706 George Augustus (subsequently George II) the only son of George Ludwig, Elector of Hanover (subsequently George I of Great Britain) was created with other titles Duke of Cambridge. On the accession of his father to the throne in 1714 he also became Duke of Cornwall and was created Prince of Wales. On his own accession to the throne in 1727 the Dukedom of Cambridge merged with The Crown and ceased.
Cambridge was previously a Royal Dukedom and four sons of James, Duke of York (afterwards James II) who died in infancy were all created Duke of Cambridge. As an Earldom Cambridge was a medieval Royal title. Edward IV was Duke of York and Earl of Cambridge till proclaimed King of England in 1461 when his titles merged with The Crown.

miércoles, 27 de abril de 2011

ROYAL WEDDING DATE: PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON TO MARRY ON APRIL 29

Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, which has been declared a bank holiday in celebration.
April 29 falls on a Friday and the Government has designated it as a bank holiday. David Cameron welcomed the announcement of the royal wedding date, which he said would be a "happy and momentous occasion".
The Prime Minister added: "We want to mark the day as one of national celebration - a public holiday will ensure the most people possible will have a chance to celebrate on the day."
The timing of the wedding will mean there will be two four-day public holidays, two weekends in succession. The Monday after the wedding, May 2, is already a designated bank holiday; and the previous weekend is Easter, which also has two bank holidays on the Friday and Monday.
The couple, who revealed their engagement to the world last week, were described as "over the moon" about their forthcoming wedding.
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the prince's private secretary, said: "They’re on cloud nine like any other newly engaged couple and they’re now getting stuck into organising their wedding.

FOLLOW THE ROYAL WEDDING ROUTE

On Friday, the royal wedding procession will pass by some of London's most historical and visited sites. Follow along on the way to Westminster Abbey with this guide and photo gallery of the can't-miss attractions.

martes, 26 de abril de 2011

ROYAL WEDDING GAME

The main objective of this game is to make sure William and Kate's wedding goes according to plan. Players will help the two lovebirds were prepared at the same time ensure the event venue can be used.
This game has four levels short. At the first level, players must help William tidy her bedroom at Buckingham Palace and find the items needed.

At the second level, turn to Kate who need assistance to prepare at home. After that the players will go to Westminister Abbey to clean up the venue. Finally, after the wedding ceremony is completed, players must prepare the reception party.

WILLIAM AND KATE - ROYAL WEDDING SONG


lunes, 25 de abril de 2011

TRAVELLING

Here you have an interactive game about travelling: by car, by train, by plane, on foot and a travelling game.
I hope you enjoy it!




domingo, 24 de abril de 2011

EASTER SUNDAY IN MALAGA

It is Easter Sunday, the Day of Resurrection; the joyful day of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the Gospels it is modestly told how, on this sunday morning the women visited Jesus' tomb and realised he had come back to life.The procession of El Resucitado is Malaga's celebration of the resurrection of the Lord and it is the last procession in the Holy Week Malaga. Nazarenes from each and every one of the societies take part together, creating a colorful cortege.


The procession of this day is:El Resucitado


viernes, 22 de abril de 2011

EARTH DAY - 22nd APRIL

The April 22 Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution.
Earth Day is a name used for two different observances, both held worldwide annually. While some people celebrate Earth Day around the time of the vernal equinox, others observe the occasion on April 22 each year. Earth Day aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment. It is currently observed in more than 140 countries around the world.

EARTH DAY . GIVE EARTH A HAND



Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains we have made and create new visions to accelerate environmental progress. Earth Day is a time to unite around new actions. Earth Day and every day is a time to act to protect our planet.


EARTH DAY READING

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jueves, 21 de abril de 2011

THE LEGION BROTHERHOOD MENA CHALLENGED THE RAIN IN MALAGA

The rain and electrical storms on Thursday night has brought great disappointment this year to many of the brotherhoods who have planned and prepared for months to take their virgins out in procession through the streets.

In Málaga this Holy Week is being described as the worst ever, as far as the brotherhoods are concerned. Upto and including Thursday night only 12 of the 31 brotherhoods had been able to take to the streets.

One of the most popular Easter events in Málaga, the arrival of the legion and the transfer of the Cristo de la Buena Muerte, did take place as planned on Thursday afternoon, and the legion brotherhood Mena, challenged the rain later on the streets, although at a faster pace than normal .


martes, 19 de abril de 2011

VIRGEN DE LAS PENAS - MALAGA

Today, Holy Tuesday, we can admire the work  of the gardeneres of the city's park in the shape of the mantle of natural flowers made for The "Virgen de las Penas" (Virgin of Sorrow) who is not dressed in the traditional velvet robe, instead clad with natural flowers.

The mantle  is woven by cypress leaves and nearly 4,000 flowers, mostly carnations, daisies, mixing their scent to the orange blossom and incense characteristic of these days.

HOLY TUESDAY IN MALAGA

La Victoria church plays a key role today as three of the six societies whose Malaga processions take place on Holy Tuesday come from this typical district of the city.


- Morning -
The morning offers a chance to admire the work of the gardeners of the city's park in the shape of the mantle of natural flowers made for La Virgen de las Penas, which can be viewed at the church of San Julián in Calle Nosquera. A visit to the temples of the La Sentencia, Rescate and Rocío societies will enable the visitor to take a closer look at their tronos.

- Afternoon/evening -
We recommend that you set off early (17:15) for the Victoria district to see the procession of El Rocío making its way through the Jardín de los Monos and on to Plaza de la Merced along Calle Victoria. If we stay in this area, at 19:00 we will be able to see the procession of El Rescate in the narrow Calle Aguas and appreciate its colourful cortège, the beauty of its patrimony and its unique float with its gothic-style Virgin.
In nearby Plaza de la Merced, you will be able to see the procession of La Sentencia at 20:00 in the attractive architectural setting provided by Picasso's birthplace and the monument erected in memory of General Torrijos.

- Night -

We suggest that you sample one of the many typical dishes on offer in the old town centre before continuing. Get to Plaza del Obispo by 21:30 to admire the efforts of the members of the Nueva Esperanza society in front of the main façade of the cathedral. From here, you can head towards the heart of 16th-century Malaga, Calle San Agustín, to enjoy the procession of Las Penas at around 23:00.
Afterwards, we will make for the Alameda Principal to see the procession of La Humillación, which parades the oldest of all Malaga's Easter floats. To finish off Holy Tuesday, meet up with El Rocío as it comes back to the district to be returned to its temple amidst great popular fervour

The processions of this day are:

Nueva Esperanza Las Penas La Humillación El Rescate Sentencia El Rocío

lunes, 18 de abril de 2011

HOLY MONDAY IN MALAGA

The processions of this day are of greatest contrast in Holy Week in Malaga, since each of the six societies that carry their eleven tronos or floats has a most individual style.

- Morning -
One of the most intense moments of Holy Week in Malaga is without doubt the transfer of Jesús Cautivo and La Virgen de la Trinidad to their processional floats following early morning mass on the esplanade of the church of San Pablo. It begins at 8:00 but the entry of the images into the Hospital Civil where they are seen by the patients at 9:30 should not be missed. This morning also offers the chance to visit the church of Los Mártires to see the floats paraded by the Pasión society, whose candles are lit at 12:00.

- Afternoon/evenening -
By 16:15 we should be on the steep slopes of Calle Carrión to see the difficult descent of La Crucifixión. Close by, just an hour later, we will witness the vibrant departure of El Señor de la Columna and La Virgen de la O, known as 'the gypsies'; here, the music of the band mingles with the prayers and dance of the gypsy people. Afterwards, we can head to the area around the cathedral at about 18:00 to admire the tronos of the Pasión society in Calle Santa María in the shadow of the gothic façade of the church of El Sagrario. Just a stone's throw away from here, we can see Los Estudiantes wend their way from Calle Cister across Plaza del Carbón to crowded Calle Carretería.

- Night -
A must for the visitor is the unique sight of the procession of El Cautivo as it crosses the Puente de la Aurora bridge (22:00) with a sea of devotees in its wake who have been following it since early afternoon and will continue to do so until it is returned to its temple. Another location not to be missed is the Plaza del Obispo where, towards midnight, the tronos paraded by Los Estudiantes will converge while the Bishop looks on from portico of the main entrance to the cathedral.

To round off this busy day, we recommend that you spend the early hours following Los Dolores del Puente (1:30) as the procession passes through El Llano de Doña Trinidad and Calle Cerrojo, locations steeped in history.

The processions of the day are:

Cruxifición, Los gitanos /the gypsies) , Dolores del Puente,Pasión , Estudiantes , Cautivo


domingo, 17 de abril de 2011

PALM SUNDAY IN MALAGA

The first day of Holy Week. The church commemorates the triumphal entrance of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem as the "servant" of the Word of God.
Seven Easter societies stage their processions of Málaga in Palm Sunday parading a total of twelve shoulder-borne floats or tronos. Excitement and colour are the watchwords on this first day of Holy Week of Málaga.
The processions of this day are:

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miércoles, 13 de abril de 2011

ANTONIO BANDERAS PREGONERO IN MALAGA HOLY WEEK

 9th APRIL 2011
The actor, Member since the age of seven, has not hesitated to fly to his homeland to open with his opening speech the Holy week in Málaga. There, wrapped by friends and fellow citizens, flags has an emotional speech delivered full of humor and local winks which did lead to the “people of a foot”.
“I am in Malaga and the heart beats me strong inside the chest because it is Holy week,” said with pride an actor which has been submitted to the public Teatro Cervantes of Malaga with its full name: José Antonio Domínguez Banderas.
“There are so many Holy weeks and ways to perceive it as brethren but I, that really want to talk, it is the people.” Of those who walk in search of hope, for a response. Those people that sometimes we observe and sometimes we are. “Ordinary people, of a foot”, said an excited flags.
“Now I do not want to be me, what I really want is to be all”, explained an interpreter that, in addition, it has insisted that it wants to live Holy week from anonymous, as a Malaga, and that has been denied at the request of the brethren that would be the pregonero in this 2011.
During his speech, preceded by the action of the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and broadcast live by Puntoradio, the actor has returned to reiterate his pride for being of the land to the delight of the present that, in the same wayfeel horrados by the manifest love in its most illustrious citizen.
“Love is the answer to questions”, has highlighted the Malaga player during a speech full of anecdotes, human stories and local references have really enjoyed a lively audience who has repeatedly interrupted the words of the actor with laughter and applause.
Also, flags has also recalled the importance of the “Holy week industry” which in his opinion, contributes to strengthening the values of the local economy, such as tourism, to the argues for care.
Banderas will take part in the Easter processions next Sunday when he will act as mayordomo for the throne of his brotherhood, Virgen de Lágrimas y Favores.


martes, 12 de abril de 2011

2011 HOLY WEEK IN MALAGA

The Holy Week will start on the 17 of April (Palm Sunday) and will end on the 24 of April 2011 (Easter Sunday).
The artist from Malaga Pepe Palma Santander has been commissioned to perform the official poster for the Holy Week of Malaga 2011. Pepe Palma artist represented in the poster for the Holy Week of Malaga 2011 a classical composition in the style of the movie billboards half of the twentieth century. The poster can be seen, the Virgen de los Dolores del Puente and two Nazarenes with the colors of the city, green and purple, which are the reasons players.

The Malaga-born actor Antonio Banderas will be the preacher of the Holy Week of Malaga 2011, appointment was agreed at a meeting of the governing board of the Association of Guilds proposal of its president, Rafael Recio.

Holy Week in Malaga, is an ancient tradition that dates back to the age of the Catholic Monarchs. The city of Malaga is the capital city of the Costa del Sol and is located in Andalusia, the south of Spain, a land that perfectly combines modernity and tradition in the middle of the 21st Century. The most famous of these traditions is, undoubtedly, its well-known Holy Week of Malaga. The taste for Baroque art by the religious brotherhoods and associations and the great amount of processional materials that they have been accumulating for centuries result in a street stage of exuberant art, full of colour and majesty.


Every year, during the Passion Week in Malaga takes out to the streets a real festival perceptible by the five senses: processional thrones carrying images that are swung all along the entire route, thousands of penitents lighting and giving colour with their candles and robes, processional marches, as well as aromas of incense and flowers filling the air as the processions pass by and thousands of people crowded to see and applaud their favourite tronos (floats, thrones).



domingo, 3 de abril de 2011

MOTHERING SUNDAY - April 3rd

Mothering Sunday - The UK's version of Mother's Day - 3 April 2011
What is Mothering Sunday?

Mothering Sunday in the UK is the equivalent of Mothers' Day in other countries.

What happens on Mothering Sunday in the UK?
Mothering Sunday is a time when children pay respect to their Mothers. Children often give their Mothers a gift and a card.

When is Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day)?
Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day) is always the fourth Sunday of Lent.

2011 Mothering Sunday in UK in 2011 - 3 April
(Mother's Day in US in 2011 - 8 May)

Why is Mothering Sunday on different dates each year?
Mothering Sunday is not a fixed day because it is always the middle Sunday in Lent (which lasts from Ash Wednesday to the day before Easter Sunday). This means that Mother's Day in the UK will fall on different dates each year and sometimes even fall in different months.

Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in the UK on the fourth Sunday in Lent since at least the 16th century.

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