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La Diada de Sant Jordi Barcelona

St. George's day - Barcelona 2018

Event date: Monday 23rd April 2018
Event location: Barcelona  & Catalonia, Spain

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What is Sant Jordi's Day?

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Sant Jordi's day in Barcelona and Catalonia is celebrated on 23rd April every year to commerate Saint George called Sant Jordi in Catalunya, who died on 23 April 303 AD.

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Sant Jordi is the patron saint of Catalonia and St. George's day celebrations take inspiration from the famous legend of St. George and the dragon. Sant Jordi is the most romantic day of the year in Barcelona and also called "El Día de los Amantes" which means 'Lovers Day.' The 23 April is not a public holiday, just a very special day when Barcelona, and especially on the famous walking street Las Ramblas in Barcelona, which transforms itself into the world biggest flower and book market.


The Sant Jordi tradition is that men give ladies a long stemmed rose and ladies give men a book. The book tradition has nothing to do with Sant Jordi legend, but is a tribute to Miguel de Cervantes, the Spanish novelist,  who died on 23rd April in 1616.

The rose of legend is red, but in recent years other colours of roses have appeared on Sant Jordi's day. A yellow rose symbolises friendship. A white rose symbolises innocence. An orange rose symbolises passion and desire and a pink rose symbolises happiness. Red with white roses symbolise togetherness. A single rose symbolises simplicity and bright red roses symbolises for beauty within. Be prepared for high rose prices on St. George's day ranging from €3 to €10 euros for a single long stemmed rose. And no Spanish or Catalan festival is complete without a cake in Catalunya, so do visit Barcelona pastelerias to find special St. Jordi's day pastry creations. 

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Happy St. Georges's day. Feliç Diada de Sant Jordi! Happy Sant Jordi day! 

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