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"La Diada de Sant Jordi" is on 23rd April every year. St Jordi day is Saint George's Day in Barcelona and Catalunya and a beautiful day full of romance, roses and books. It's the most romantic day of the year in Barcelona. Here is a virtual rose for you! @->->--

Barcelona Sant Jordi roses

Sant Jordi is also known as "El Día de los Amantes,"  which means Lover's day. St. Jordi is the patron saint of Catalonia and Saint George's day is celebrated on 23rd April to commerate his death on that date in the year 303. In Catalonia this celebration has taken inspiration from the legend of St. George and the dragon and it has become the most romantic day of the year in Barcelona. The 23 April is not a public holiday, so shops are open and people are at work, but it's a special day and everyone can find a few minutes to be romantic on a spring day. All over Barcelona and especially on the famous walking street La Rambla in Barcelona you can find rose stalls and book stalls. The Sant Jordi tradition is that the men give the ladies a long stemmed rose and that ladies give the men a book in tribute to Miguel de Cervantes, the Spanish novelist, who also died on 23 April day in 1616.

Barcelona Sant Jordi - St. George's day

Be prepared for high rose prices on St. George's day ranging from 3 to over 10 euros for a single long stemmed rose. In recent years other colours of roses have appeared too. A yellow rose symbolises friendship. A white rose means innocence. An orange rose symbolises passion and desire and a Pink rose means happiness, but Red is still the most common rose to give. Red with white roses signify togetherness, a single rose means simplicity and bright red roses stand for beauty within. About 6 million roses are sold on Sant Jordi with 20% from Catalunya and 80% imported. A Sant Jordi tradition in Barcelona is to take a stroll on the famous La Rambla street where you will find many books stalls and flower stands selling roses. Also be sure to visit Barcelona pastry shops for special St. Jordi's day pastries

La Rambla is packed on La Diada de Sant Jordi
Barcelona Sant Jordi

Roses for the ladies and books for the men. Las Ramblas becomes a huge book market.
La Diada de Sant Jordi

and on Rambla de Catalunya. Mostly the girls buying books.
books La Diada de Sant Jordi

There are many book signings and book launches on Sant Jordi
Sant Jordi book signings

Good day for book sales. Won't be the same when we all have kindles!
La Diada de Sant Jordi

Everyone gets involved and many roses are sold to support charities
Roses Sant Jordi's day - St. George's day

La Senyera is the flag of Catalunya. You will see it everywhere on St Jordi

Barcelona Sant Jordi

 The Senyera colours of Catalunya are four stripes on a golden background
Barcelona Sant Jordi flags

You can buy roses in many colours on Sant Jordi's day
coloured roses Sant Jordi Barcelona

Blue, orange, pink, yellow ....
Barcelona Sant Jordi

Not the best day for dragons to visit Barcelona
Sant Jordi dragon

Sant Jordi is the legend that inspired the giving of roses and is the patron saint of Catalonia. Read about St George's day in Barcelona
Barcelona Sant Jordi

Sant Jordi sculpture on the facade of the generalitat building on Plaça Sant Jaume.
Barcelona Sant Jordi sculpture

Statue of Sant Jordi at diputacio building at top of Rambla de Catalunya. Find more Sant Jordi sculptures
Barcelona Sant Jordi's day - St. George's day

Sant Jordi statue at Montserrat monastery by Josep Maria Subirachs
Sant Jordi statue Subirachs Montserrat

Sagrada Familia on Sant Jordi's day. More pictures of La Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Sant Jordi's day - St. George's day

La Senyera combined with cross of Sant Jordi
Barcelona Sant Jordi's day - St. George's day flag

La bandera estelada Catalan independance flag - a starred flag of Catalan separists.
La bandera estelada Catalan independance flag
Sant Jordi slays another dragon in wall near Pl Sant Jaume
Barcelona Sant Jordi's day - St. George's day

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