Sunday, September 28, 2008
Tocatì: veronese dialect word that in italian is "tocca a te", meaning "it's your turn".
Tocatì is an International Festival of Street Games. It begun yesterday and will end tomorrow evening. The guest country this year is Scotland. It's a veeery busy week end in town! Most of the squares of the hystorical centre host one or more traditional games. It's not only the games that make this event really interesting, there are, in fact exhibitions, meetings and conferences, music and tastes and other special events. I suggest you take a look!
The spirit of the event is to promote and keep alive the spirit of the traditional games, some of which really ancient. Like this scottish team game I saw this morning in Piazza delle Erbe, it's called "Carrachd Uibist" which I didn't really understand, but it was funny to watch. I have chosen this photo because of the set and the many colourful people playing. But there were many many other smaller games that were being played, even just with small wooden objects whose names I don't know but they seemed really sweet: the sort of games that our grand parents might have known as children...