domingo, 17 de mayo de 2009

Galician Letters Day

Today is the 'Día das Letras Galegas' (Galician Letters' Day), in which Galician people (Galician speakers or not) celebrate our language and culture. Maybe I have to point out that Galicia is one of the Spanish Autonomous Communities, located in the north-west of the country.

Like every year since 1863, Galicia pays a tribute a personality in the linguistic or literary field, appreciating his/her importance in the evolution and defense of the Galician language.

The date was chosen because of the publication of the first copy of Cantares Gallegos, by Rosalía de Castro, which would mean the beginning of the Rexurdimento (Resurgence) of the Galician language and cultures.

This year the honoree is Ramón Piñeiro López, intellectual and politician who played an important role in the creation and development of gallician movement during the 20thcentury.

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