Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Catalan MonitorSpecial Report

Saint George: Books & Roses 

Saint George, or Sant Jordi in Catalan, is perhaps Catalonia’s biggest non-bank holiday day. Although it looks as just another working day on the calendar, April 23 is celebrated all across Catalonia.

Sant Jordi represents one of the annual cultural highlights in Catalonia and for Catalan communities all over the world. It is the day when people take to the streets to buy books and roses which they give to lovers, friends and family. All of Catalonia becomes one big street festival – a sea of countless stalls selling books and roses, and thousands of people strolling the streets after work to enjoy the atmosphere.
CataloniaVotes.Eu | Books and roses fill the streets of the country in a unique festivity to celebrate Saint George’s Day

You can learn all about this date at CatalanDay.Cat.

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