23 abril, 2008

Sant Jordi

Este año, la rosa de Sant Jordi viene en papel. Y en Acuarela y Acrílico.


Saint George

This year, the rose of Saint George comes in paper*. And with watercolor and acrylics.

*Spanish Traditions tip of the day!
In Catalonia, it's tradition to give a rose to the beloved women in your life, commemorating the legend of Saint George, who defeated a Dragon, saving her princess from its claws. The blood of that dragon became a red rose, which SG gave to her as a gift and proof of love.
Also, women give books to men, commemorating the birth death of Cervantes and Shakespeare.