Catalonia Revisited

We have had several holidays in Catalonia the beautiful North East corner of Spain. The region and its leaders are in a struggle for independence from greater Spain. This struggle has always been visible while touring round its villages, towns and cities. We saw a few signs dotted around the main towns, often in English like this one in 2014.

Girona, Catalonia, Spain

On our most recent visit this year, this movement is more visible and, a reasonable assumption – more popular. More houses fly the Catalan flag, or a twisted ribbon insignia (much like the Scottish National Party’s emblem). Another campaign similarity with Scotland are signs that say “Si” or “Yes”. It often feels like a shared understanding exists between the supporters in each country.

This year these signs have grown in size, number and sharper messaging.