European Traditional Sports and Games Association


by Biel Pubill Soler in Festivales

On Wednesday, May 10, the town of Flix (Tarragona) hosted the seventeenth edition of Tradijoc: a gathering of popular and traditional games from the Ribera d’Ebre and Terra Alta, with the participation of all the students who are in the 1st year ESO of both counties.

In this year’s edition, more than 280 boys and girls from the educational centers of the area have participated, with the dynamism of fifty monitors, all of them 4th grade ESO students from the Flix Institute under the coordination by Biel Pubill, representative of Lo Llaüt. The population of Flix has lived, therefore, a different morning, full of color, movement and more than twenty games.

As usual since the first edition, a small book will be published that collects the games that have been practiced throughout the day, with texts in Catalan, Spanish and English, and that will be published by the cultural association Lo Llaüt d With the sponsorship of the Ribera d’Ebre Study Center. The booklet will contain 32 traditional games of the Terres de l’Ebre among which we can highlight the game of bowling, stone races, sack races, races with bound feet, chase games such as the handkerchief, typical games of romps such as the leash or pulling the rope, street games such as the four corners, balls, spinning top
Tradijoc is, therefore, a very ambitious project that has already consolidated and that maintains the first objective of becoming a point of reference within the cultural and recreational landscape of our land. Objective that happens to educate through the game and, in particular, through the traditional and popular game. Aware of the inherent values of the traditional game, we think that this can become a good resource to enhance basic attitudes of inclusion, respect, solidarity and tolerance, becoming the protagonist and driving force for the knowledge and recovery of the recreational heritage of the Ribera d’Ebre and Terra Alta.

To make these goals possible we have the support of the Department of Education of the Generalitat of Catalonia and Flix town hall, in addition to the collaboration of the Lo Llaüt d’Ascó Cultural Association and the Center d’ Studies of the Ribera d’Ebre.

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