National Day of Catalonia – level 1

14-09-2017 07:00

Catalonia is a region in Spain. Barcelona is its capitol. Many people celebrate the National Day of Catalonia.

Hundreds of thousands of people are in the streets of Barcelona. They show their support for Catalonia’s independence from Spain. They wave the Catalonian flag, the estelada.

Catalonia is planning a referendum on 1st October. People can choose if they want to stay with Spain, or be independent. Not all people want to leave Spain. Some people want to stay.

Difficult words: support (that you like something and want it to happen), independence (freedom), referendum (when people vote what they want).

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