April in Barcelona

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Spring is officially here, and so are all the events of April. 

 

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Easter week

The Holy Week, in Spanish "Semana Santa", is celebrated from 9th until 17th of April. In Barcelona you can take part in masses in churches, see different Easter processions on the streets, and of course enjoy the traditional food and delicacies.

From this link you can read about Easter masses and processions, from here about Easter traditions in Catalonia, and from here about the dates and opening hours during the Easter period.

 

 

Football matches

In April team FC Barcelona plays four matches on their home arena Camp Nou Stadium.

 

Champions League

FC Barcelona plays against Juventus on Wednesday 19th of April. If you would like to see the match on Camp Nou Stadium, you can buy tickets for the game here.

 

La Liga

In April FC Barcelona plays three La Liga football matches. The first game is on Wednesday 5th against Sevilla, the second on Saturday 15th against Real Sociedad and the third game is on Sunday 26th against Osasuna.

All the three matches are played on Camp Nou Stadium, and by clicking the name of the teams you can buy tickets to the matches.

 

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La Diada de Sant Jordi

La Diada de Sant Jordi, also called as El Día de la Rosa and El Dia del Llibre, is celebrated in Barcelona every year 23rd of April. It's known as the day of lovers, too.

Sant Jordi is a Catalan traditional holiday, with some similarities to Valentine's Day. Historically men gave women a rose, and in exchange women gave men a book. "A rose for love, and a book forever" as it was said. The same tradition is still going on, even though in modern days mutual exchange of books is also conventional.

During this day the streets of Barcelona and all over Catalonia will be crowded with people, and you will see most of the women walking with roses in their hands.

Rose selling stands and book shops are set up everywhere, and in the evening of the day around 6 million roses and 800 000 books will be sold. In 1995 UNESCO adopted 23rd April as World Book Day.

 

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Fira per la Terra

During the weekend 29th and 30th of April is held Fira per la Terra, also called Mercat de la Terra. This event is organized yearly as part of the International Earth Day 22nd April. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 aiming to create the modern environmental movement, and now it works in 192 countries around the world.

Fira per la Terra earth fair is held in Parc de la Ciutadella and on the street Passeig Lluís Companys which is next to the park. From here you can find ecological, recycled, and environmental friendly products. The fair also offers fun activities and workshops for children and families.

 

 

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