Popular culture

The 30th Aplec Internacional gathering will be held in the city of Ostrava

Ostrava’s big folk festival

Catalan and Czech folk culture will join hands at the 30th Aplec Internacional gathering to be held in the city of Ostrava from 30 June to 2 July 2017.

Daniel Parcerisas, President of the Catalan Institute of America, in the middle. Photo: The Catalan Institute of America

Daniel Parcerisas: “Saint George’s Day wouldn’t happen in the USA without the help of volunteers”

The President of the Catalan Institute of America explains how this non-profit organization is dedicated to strengthening the bonds between Catalonia and the United States. 

Castle base

Human towers, an example of social integration

The organizational base of "castells", as is common to all popular culture, is associationism. Building human towers is a private initiative but with a public service orientation, open to society as a whole.

Anna Corbella

Anna Corbella: “Innovation, creation and the will to improve are constant”

Anna Corbella, Director of the Fundació La Roda (La Roda Foundation), explains the cause they fight for and presents the work they do all across Catalonia.

Culture from the people and for the people

Oriol Toro explains us how to engage the volunteering through the folk tradition.