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Celebrating Sant Jordi in Catalonia: A Cultural and Literary Festival

By | 19 April, 2024 | 0 comments

Every year, on April 23rd, Catalonia dresses up to celebrate Sant Jordi, a day full of tradition, culture, and love. Known as the Day of Saint George in many parts of the world, in Catalonia, this day takes on a special meaning, merging the celebration of the community’s patron saint with the commemoration of International Book Day.

The legend of Sant Jordi, a brave knight who fought against a fierce dragon to save a princess and free a town, intertwines with the tradition of giving roses and books. On this date, the streets and squares of Catalan cities are filled with stalls of books and roses, creating a vibrant and festive atmosphere that attracts both locals and visitors.

The rose, a symbol of love and passion, is given to women as a sign of affection. Books, on the other hand, are the quintessential gift for men, honoring the literary legacy of great Catalan authors and recognizing the importance of reading and knowledge.

During Sant Jordi, major Catalan cities like Barcelona, Girona, and Tarragona become a stage for cultural activities. From book presentations and author signings to street concerts and dance performances, there is something for everyone, regardless of age or taste.

At Hotel Augusta Vallès, we join in the celebration of Sant Jordi with enthusiasm and pride. Located in a region rich in history and culture, our hotel is the perfect place to immerse yourself in this emblematic festival. During your stay with us, we invite you to discover the traditions of Sant Jordi, explore the stalls of books and roses nearby, and enjoy the unique atmosphere that permeates Catalonia on this special day.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Augusta Vallès to experience the magic of Sant Jordi together!

Categories: Barcelona, events, experiences, Hotel Augusta Barcelona Vallès, turism

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