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The tradition of Sant Jordi in Barcelona

21 April, 2015 | Unknown City | Post a comment
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Every year the festival of Sant Jordi fills the city with books and roses, with hordes of people of all ages taking to the city’s streets and public places in a festive atmosphere, even though the day is not currently a public holiday. Barcelona, like the rest of the country, celebrates Catalonia’s patron. However, the folklorist Joan Amades asserts in his work that contrary to expectations, historically this saint’s day … Read more…

Two hundred images of Sant Jordi (Saint George) are conserved in Barcelona

11 July, 2014 | Unknown City, Your City Council | Post a comment
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Barcelona City Council has published the book ‘Sant Jordi a Barcelona’, which consists of texts by Narcís Sayrach and photographs by Consol Bancells that discuss and depict sixty of the images devoted to Sant Jordi, who is one of the historic figures that is most often represented in Barcelona. Undoubtedly, the most institutionally well known Sant Jordi is that which forms part of the facade of the Generalitat de Catalunya, … Read more…

Sant Jordi 2013. Books, roses and solidarity

18 April, 2013 | Networking, News | Post a comment
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St. George’s Day is something rather special. It is a big festival in Catalonia, but it is a working day. In fact, when it falls on a Sunday, it seems as though the day loses some of its intensity.It’s as though the celebration needs to take place on a work day.On this day, everyone seems happier.The city is filled with books and roses.The centre of Barcelona and all the neighbourhoods … Read more…

Feliç #santjordibcn!

30 April, 2012 | Your City Council | Post a comment
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For many – and that includes the good people of Barcelona, it would seem St George’s Day is the second most important festival in Catalonia. Barcelona’s citizens have always taken to the streets to celebrate this festive book and rose day, a unique tradition that naturally and impeccably combines the religious celebration of St George’s Day (St George is Catalonia’s Patron Saint) with World Book Day. Roses and books. The … Read more…

The La Molina World Snowboard Championships in Barcelona

28 December, 2010 | News | Post a comment
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Do you get a kick out of snow sports? Well, you’re in luck, as we’ve got a double whammy of good news for you: the first is that La Molina, in the Pyrenees, will be playing host this January to the World Snowboard Championships, organised by the International Ski Federation (ISF). And the second is that the first five lucky people to post a comment here featuring their own personal … Read more…