divendres, 2 d’abril de 2010

Easter Parade - Fred Astaire i Judy Garland

Setmana santa, en anglès Easter. Com és habitual, natros la estem celebrant en el part més lúdic, o sigui sortint amb la família, fent manualitats típics, i tipant-nos de xocolata.
Als EEUU es celebrava, però ara cada cop menys, la Easter Parade, literalment la processió de la setmana santa però als EEUU aquesta processió és més una rua de gent estrenant roba nova i passant-ho bé, i no una processió solemne i religiós com aquí a Catalunya.
Al 1948 és va fer la pel·lícula d’aquest nom amb Fred Astaire i Judy Garland, agafant de punt de partida la cançó Easter Parade escrita per Irving Berlin a l’any 1933.
Aquí els tenim amb la peça principal, Easter Parade.
Que tingueu bones festes i un bon descans!

Easter is here. the first cultural difference is that typically school children have this week off in Catalonia, the week from Palm Sunday up to and including Easter Monday – whereas in the UK, they usually don’t break up till Good Friday and then take the following week off. We intend to celebrate and enjoy our free time with the usual Easter crafts, walks out in the country, and plenty of chocolate.
Another difference is the Easter Parade, as in the Hollywood film – apparently in the USA it was (but now less so) a popular informal parade through town when people had the chance to show off their new clothes, with few religious connotations. In Catalonia there are several parades this week (or processions as they call them here) but all very solemn and religious.
Fred Astaire and Judy Garland starred in the 1948 film, Easter Parade, written around the song of the same name composed by Irving Berlin back in 1933. Here is the main song, Easter Parade, itself.

Hope everyone enjoys a good break and a well-deserved rest!


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