Sant Jordi Day in Barcelona: A Day for Literature and Love

Sant Jordi is the name of St George in Catalan. As St George day, Sant Jordi is on 23 April. For most of the people in Barcelona and Catalonia, this is the most romantic day in the year, the “El Día de los Amantes” (Lovers Day) and sometimes “El Día de la Rosa” (Rose Day). Sant Jordi is not a public holiday, but it is a cultural and romantic festival for everyone. 

Cavalcada dels Reis – the finale of Christmas

Cavalcada del Reis

On 5th of January, Spanish people celebrate Cavalcada dels Reis, resembling a second Christmas or rather the end of the Christmas season. Tradition says that the Three Kings came to visit baby Jesus, and brought gifts with them. On their return journey, they handed out their gifts to children. Illustration Cavalcada dels Reis Nowadays it […]

Christmas Markets in Barcelona

Christmas Markets in Barcelona

Barcelona has three main Christmas Markets all around the city. Let's have a look at them. Fira de Santa Llúcia Illustration 1 Fira de Santa Llucia by Emi Yañez | flickr   Dating back to 1786, the traditional Christmas Fair has expanded up to over 300 stalls, selling all kinds of Christmas related things. The Christmas […]