Thursday, November 22, 2018

MIÑO.


Location and geography
Coastal town located in the Ria de Betanzos, in so-called "Marine Coruñesas". It limits the north with the municipality of Puentedeume, the east and the south Villarmayor with Paderne and irixoa. The town is situated 27 kilometers east of La Coruña, at an altitude of 10 meters above the sea level.

The municipality has important roads, such as the N-651 Betanzos-Ferrol and AP-9 highway that also connects these two cities, making Minho is close to important places of the province, so that the Corunna and Ferrol are 20 minutes, Betanzos and Sada Puentedeume to barely 10 minutes and Santiago de Compostela, 45 minutes.

In addition to its good road communication, it is communication by rail, with two stops: at the Apeadero Miño and Perbes, in Vilanova. It is a place for pilgrimages running the "English Way", since from the Port of Ferrol, Compostela, Euplius route along a rich cultural and scenic variety.

Three rivers cross the municipality: the Lambre river, which runs along the stream along a route full of charm and has its mouth in Ponte do Porco, on the border with the municipality of Paderne, forming Alameda beach. The Baxoi river, located at the "English Way" and along its course has a Gothic fountain and a picnic where to stop to rest. Finally the canal runs to its mouth at the Playa Grande, forming the marsh on its doorstep. The Xario river runs through the parishes of San Xoan de Vilanova and Perbes, leading to the side of the Playa Grande de Miño.

Tourism
It is a town of great tourist attraction due to the existence of four beaches: Playa Grande, Blue Flag since 1984; Ribera, known as "Little"; Alameda, with dramatic variations in level between high and low tide and the beach of Perbes, along with Beach Lake. La Grande, Ribera Beach Perbes and currently hold the Blue Flag in recognition of its water quality, facilities, access, etc. The Playa Grande, more than 1 km long, which leads directly off the highway, makes it one of the most important resorts of the Atlantic coast resort.

If a quiet town, almost deserted in winter, the summer tourist influx transforms into a bustling place, whose restaurants, bars, Internet cafes and brasseries attract large audiences at sunset.

Urbanism
The urban dynamics in the municipality of Minho has led to the present village of Minho, with the structure of a people that has developed along a road (N-651), while has experienced tremendous growth building macro-developments away from the town center and the services provided by the town center. One, Costa Miño Golf, 1200 dwellings (unfinished) extends Perbes and San Juan de Villanueva. The above development has involved the construction of housing blocks replacing low houses, one or two plants, rather than spread outside to form a consolidated rural nucleus surrounded by condominios.2

This has led to the disappearance of houses with land making up the urban core. Thus, the planning has been somewhat chaotic, as the land in many cases came from old orchards growing. The case has generated more controversy has been the expropriation of land in Perbes conducted for the construction of this complex, using the method of expropriation for the construction of a private space, in some cases non-compliance with the relevant indemnizacines to old 3 owners.

Parishes
Sao Tome Bemantes (Bemantes)
San Juan de Callobre (Callobre)
San Julian de Carantoña (Carantoña)
Santa María de Castro (Castro)
Leiro (Divine Savior)
Santa Maria de Minho (Minho)
San Pedro de Perbes (Perbes)
San Juan de Villanueva
Local festivals and pilgrimages in parishes and places [edit]
Santa Maria de Miño

27 to 29 June: Festivities in honor of San Pedro. A huge percentage of the population mistakenly believes minense San Pedro is the boss. Mino no pattern, but patron saint, the Virgen del Carmen. Therefore, the festival of San Pedro, although very famous and important, are not employers.
July 16: Feast of the Virgen del Carmen, patroness of Minho. A procession with the statue of Our Lady of the parish church of Santa María, down to the port, where a sung Mass is officiated, usually by the choir of the "Rondalla". The mayor and a member of the brotherhood of fishermen throw overboard a laurel wreath in memory of the dead sailors at sea. Following the ceremony, the image of the Virgen del Carmen is carried back in procession to its place in the church, where it will wait until next year.
31 August: Pilgrimage of San Ramon in the parish of Sombreu
June 23: Feast of the night of San Juan
Ponte do Porco

July 25: Feast of St. James
Sombreu

Thursday, November 1, 2018























Today you'll learn about New York City, one of the most famous cities in the world, its history and other important facts.

What Is New York City?


New York City is the city with the most people in the United States. But did you know that part of the city is actually an island? It's called Manhattan, and it's one of five boroughs, or sections of the city. The other four are called the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. In 1898, the five boroughs joined together to become New York City.
Together there are more than 8 million people in New York City from many countries and backgrounds.


The truth is that you could write a whole book about each borough but we'll focus on a few main periods in the history of New York City, which has the nickname 'The Big Apple.'

New Amsterdam Becomes New York

New York City is next to New York Harbor, a body of water that goes out to the Atlantic Ocean. Explorers from Europe found the area in the 1500s. They set up a trading post on Manna-hata Island, the name that will become Manhattan. The Dutch bought the land from Native Americans and started New Amsterdam.
England took over in 1664 and named the city New York after the Duke of York back in England. New York City became the first capital city of the United States when it became independent from England.
nullBy 1800, New York City had more people than any other United States city. Bridges were built to connect the island of Manhattan to other boroughs. New York City was already a center of trade, banking, and shipping.

Immigration and Industrialization

Two major changes happened in New York City in the 1800s and early 1900s. The first was immigration. Millions of people from countries in Europe, such as Ireland, Germany, Poland, Italy and Russia, traveled by boat and came to New York City. The Statue of Liberty, which opened in 1886 in New York Harbor, welcomed the ships.
A Busy New York City Street, 1903
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

International Women's Day!

8th March is International Women's Day! Let's celebrate and raise awareness together! Click here to find some activities about this special date on the calendar!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 2nd: Groundhog's Day



Punxsutawney Groundhog

The History of Groundhog's Day:



Source:  Wikicommons
Groundhog's Day is celebrated in Canada and the United States on February 2nd each year.  They watch their favourite groundhog on this day.
If it is cloudy, it will come out of his burrow and, tradition says, spring will start soon.  If it is sunny, it will see his shadow and scoot back into  burrow for six more weeks of winter sleep.
When German settlers arrived in the United States in the 1700s, they brought a tradition known as Candlemas Day.  Candlemas Day came at the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.  Superstition told that if the weather was nice on that day, the second half of Winter would be stormy and cold.  These settlers first celebrated "Groundhog's Day" in Pennsylvania.
For the early Christians in Europe, it was the custom on Candlemas Day for clergy to bless candles and distribute them to the people in the dark of Winter.  A lighted candle was placed in each window of the home.
The weather continued to be important to the early Christians.  If the sun came out on February 2, the day halfway between Winter and Spring, it meant six more weeks of wintry weather.

From USA:
(tune of I'm a Little Teapot)

I see a little groundhog, furry and brown,
He's popping up to look around.
If he sees his shadow, down he'll go.
Six more weeks of winter - oh, no!
  

From England:

If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Winter has another flight.
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Winter will not come again.

From Scotland:

If Candlemas Day is bright and clear,
There'll be two winters in the year.

From Germany:

For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day,
So far will the snow swirl until May.
For as the snow blows on Candlemas Day,
So far will the sun shine before May.

And from the United States:

If the sun shines on Groundhog Day;
Half the fuel and half the hay.