Día de Venezuela
By Sophie Cameron
The social and economic crisis in Venezuela may be worsening, but that’s all the more reason to celebrate the many great things about the country: its rich culture, fantastic food and the warmth of its people, to name but a few. On July 6th, the Venezuelan National Day will be marked with a fiesta at the Plaça Major at Poble Espanyol, highlighting this beautiful country’s heritage.
This year’s party – now in its 11th edition, and the largest in Catalunya – features a live music program including Negrito Man from NYC-based ska band King Changó as headliners together with Cuándo los 90s Atacan and local groups Patanemo's Latin Band and La Guachafita. For those who haven’t been to “la Tierra de Gracia,” be sure to visit the food trucks for a taste of Venezuelan cuisine, which combines indigenous, African and Spanish flavors – look out for the national dish, pabellón criollo.