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Spanish week in Košice

OCTOBER 4 to October 11 was a busy week in Košice. Despite the morning rain and cold weather, over 400 students and teachers of the Park Mládeže 5 secondary school participated in La Rambla on Tuesday, October 5. La Rambla (named after a street in Barcelona known for its street jugglers, artists and comedians) consisted of a parade down Košice’s Main Street (Hlavná ulica), along with live statues and other attractions for passers-by and visitors to Košice. The students created a unique atmosphere packed with youthful energy, enthusiasm and originality. It was the 5th year of the Days of Spanish Culture event, held under the auspices of the ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain, the mayor of Košice, the head of the regional schools authority, and other prominent representatives and guests, the event organisers explained.

Košice students celebrate Spanish culture.Košice students celebrate Spanish culture. (Source: Courtesy of PMSS)

OCTOBER 4 to October 11 was a busy week in Košice. Despite the morning rain and cold weather, over 400 students and teachers of the Park Mládeže 5 secondary school participated in La Rambla on Tuesday, October 5. La Rambla (named after a street in Barcelona known for its street jugglers, artists and comedians) consisted of a parade down Košice’s Main Street (Hlavná ulica), along with live statues and other attractions for passers-by and visitors to Košice. The students created a unique atmosphere packed with youthful energy, enthusiasm and originality. It was the 5th year of the Days of Spanish Culture event, held under the auspices of the ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain, the mayor of Košice, the head of the regional schools authority, and other prominent representatives and guests, the event organisers explained.

The rest of the week was devoted to other cultural activities, such as educational concerts, a Latin Dance course and an open-door day at the organising secondary school on Saturday. The activities concluded on Monday, October 11, when a film directed by a student of the school was screened. The film stars students alongside teachers and was shot completely in Spanish.

The event also represented another step towards developing Košice’s cultural life in preparation for the city’s role as the 2013 European Capital of Culture.


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