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TIVISSA

This time of year sees the local towns and villages having their Christmas Fairs, Tivissa is no exception. So last Saturday evening  we set off for the town. When we arrived we found a parking spot and followed the sound of children singing until we reached the old part of the town.  Here the narrow streets were packed with various stalls selling christmas decorations, perfumes and soaps as well as pottery, wines, cheese and other food goodies.  But it was as we entered one of the squares that the smell of christmas hit us  Freshly baked bread and local sweat meats, Michael had to drag me past but I got my way when we passed the square as we left.  Michael was a happy bunny he found a Barcelona grotto with the La Lega and Champions Cup had his picture taken as well.

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It was a wonderful evening lifted our spirits and we saw quite a few of our Petanca friends.  I bought some wine, bread and goats cheese.  But the best part was when we were directed to the church by one of our friends to listen to a children’s  choir and orchestra. Trying to describe it is difficult but their rendering of various songs in both Catalan and English brought tears of joy to my eyes and it was very hard NOT to sing along  a truly wonderful evening hope you enjoy the pictures.

 

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Mora L’Nova

Sunday found us just across the river at Mora l’Nova’s Christmas fair  it was here that we saw their King and his two helpers giving presents to the children and taking and placing the children’s wish letters in a large post box to send to Santa.  Here because there was a large Moorish population before El Cid, they use the Three Wise Men (Kings) as Santas and celebrate the 6th of January as the day they say the three Kings gave their presents to Jesus.  So there is a lot of tradition here and in the large community hall there were baton twirlers and drummers marching round the stalls escorting the King and his helpers to the stage.  Then a long que of children with their letters for Santa who received a bag of sweets then had their photos taken with the King.  Here’s the photos:

 

 

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So We then wandered round the stalls and I found a yellow poinsettia so bought that and it came with its own Nadal Donkey  then we were looking round and as our 51st wedding anniversary was the following Sunday Michael bought me a lovely artisan necklace it was gift wrapped and yesterday I wore it when we went out.

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We had a really lovely evening at both fairs.   Merry Christmas everyone may it be a happy and peaceful one.

 

(c) Michael Douglas Bosc

 

 

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