EXPOHOGAR, FESTA MAJOR AND WORLD SNOW DAY
EXPOHOGAR (SPRING) 2014
From 17 – 20 January at the Montjuic Exhibition Center, small and medium-sized retailed will be exhibiting interior decoration, fashion accessories, gift items and costume jewellery at the bi-annual EXPOHOGAR. This will be the 50th edition of this event where around 125 exhibitors and around 9000 visitors are expected! It is a must-see for small as well as large enterprises and even chain stores, as there are many business opportunities and the opportunity to make many business acquaintances within this industry. There will also be other activities besides business such as flower-arranging workshops and gift-wrapping demonstrations. More information can be found on their website http://www.expohogar.com/en/home
FESTA MAJOR DE SANT ANTONI
Anyone who´s been living in Spain long enough will know about the Festa Major – the local neighborhood festivals that take place in each of the many areas of Spain where all the neighbors get together to celebrate, eat, drink and dance in the streets of their neighborhood. The first festival of the year is that of the Sant Antoni neighorbood and will traditionally include typical Catalan activities such as dancing the Sardanya, parades, the “correfoc” (fire runs) and also a beer festival called Fira de Cervesa Artesana del barri de Sant Antoni (artesan beers from the Sant Antoni neighorbood). The event will take place from 17 January – 26 January and more information on the program can be found here http://www.barrisantantoni.info/?p=1591#more-1591
WORLD SNOW DAY
Sunday 19 January has been declared World Snow Day by the FIS (International Ski Federation) and focuses and snow activities for people of all ages around the world (where it snows of course). The idea is to have many activities taking place at the same time across the world in a single weekend. In Catalunya, the obvious choice of venue would be Masella and La Molina. Last year a record was set for the world´s biggest snow torch descent with over 5000 skiers.