Sant Jordi, books and roses

The Day of Sant Jordi (Saint George), patron saint of Catalonia, is a celebration that over the years has acquired an activist tone for Catalan culture. It is also the day of the those in love, the Saint Valentine typical of the Catalans. 

Roses / Foto: Teresa Grau (CC)

The central elements of the celebration are the rose and the book, which lovers and families exchange as a gift. In Barcelona the main meeting point is located along La Rambla, which is filled with book stands and flower stands. Throughout the city you will find flower stands and events to celebrate one of the highlights of the calendar.