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Hard to understand for those who have never experienced it, Saint George’s Day is a popular festive day when book and rose stalls, and, above all, floods of people, take over the streets of all Catalan towns and villages. The celebration could not be simpler: the ritual consists of going for a walk and buying a rose, a book or both to give to loved ones, family members and friends. Although it is not a public holiday, the day and the essential walk fill the streets and squares, making it a unique national festival celebrated on a working day.

WHEN?: April 23rd

More information:

What is Sant Jordi’s Day in Catalonia?
Sant Jordi: legend and tradition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George’s_Day
http://elpais.com/elpais/2012/04/23/inenglish/1335205327_464031.html

Other videos:

Sant Jordi in La Rambla in Barcelona

Video: © videosfrombarcelona
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUf8kMLRMGI


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