Why is St George the patron saint of Barcelona?

Why is St George the patron saint of Barcelona?

According to the legend, Saint George saved his princess by killing the dragon from whose blood grew a rose. That is why some consider it the Catalan Valentine´s Day, because Saint George is said to be, par excellence, the patron saint of lovers in Catalonia.

How is Dia de Sant Jordi celebrated?

Sant Jordi, or Saint George’s Day is much more than a simple feast day in Barcelona. It is the Catalan equivalent to Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Each year, the streets are filled with people strolling around grasping books and roses wrapped in ribbons in the colours of the Catalan flag (The Senyera).

Who celebrates Dia de Sant Jordi?

The people in Catalonia celebrate the day of their patron saint, Sant Jordi, with a curious tradition.

What happens on Sant Jordi?

What is the Festival of Sant Jordi and when is it? It is a very popular festival that combines culture and romanticism, celebrating both World Book Day and Valentine’s Day. On this day, it is custom for couples to exchange gifts: the men receive a book and the women receive a rose.

When is the Palau Sant Jordi concert in Barcelona?

Likewise, we inform that this concert in Barcelona has a new confirmed date, November 6th 2021, in the same venue (Palau Sant Jordi) and at the same time – 21:30 hrs-, the date on which we expect the particular conditions in which we find ourselves today have no effect and we can all continue with our normal activity.

Why is there no crowd at Sant Jordi?

Sant Jordi 2021 in Barcelona This year’s Sant Jordi’s Day will be a more local and crowd-free celebration than usual, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What was the problem at Palau Sant Jordi?

We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused, both the artist and GTS hope to return the love received by everyone very soon. GTS Management.

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