Barcelona Activities-23 April-Romantic Sant Jordi!

Roses stall, with Catalan flag

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Hallo, lovers, wherever you are! Take your amor to Barcelona on 23rd of April to celebrate La Diada de Sant Jordi! Saint George or Sant Jordi in Catalan, was a romantic and flirty guy at heart who inspired Barcelona in seeing this day as the most giddy and ‘loving’ day of the year. He also happens to be the patron saint of the six million inhabitants of Catalonia.

Known as “The Day of Lovers,” La Diada de Sant Jordi on 23rd April is often compared to Valentine’s Day, but with some uniquely Latin twists. The main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts – men give their girlfriend’s a rose, and women give their boyfriend’s a book to celebrate the occasion. Due to popular legends about Barcelona, roses have always been associated with this day since medieval times, but the giving of books as a gift is a more recent commercial marketing method. It is a beautiful day, everyone walks around happy with roses and books and celebrate ‘love’. Come and enjoy and see for yourselves.

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