Event in Catalunya on 23th of April
Sant Jordi Festival
Sant Jordi (Saint George) is the patron saint of Catalonia, and although his saint’s day (April 23) isn’t a public holiday, it’s always a celebration. Don’t expect saints clutching swords or dragons dripping blood: it’s a day for lovers, authors, book signings and rose stalls. Sant Jordi is one of the favourite festivals for locals. The spring sunshine is here and everyone takes a break from the workday for a stroll among the flowers and books (tradition dictates a rose for her and a book for him). But during this special day, there are also loads of other activities on: book-exchange markets, concerts, poetry recitals, artesanal book fairs and more.