Friday, April 24, 2015

Sant Jordi. Roses & Books.

"La Diada de Sant Jordi" is on 23rd April. It is also called the Feast or Festival of St George. Sant Jordi is the Catalan name of Saint George, who is the patron saint of Catalonia.

Traditionally, on Sant Jordi's day the men in Catalunya and also in most of the catalan language & culture regions, give their sweetheart a red rose, and in recent years a new Sant Jordi tradition is that the ladies give the men a book.  There are bookstalls and book markets all over the towns and cities.

Sant Jordi Festival started yesterday in Mahon and it will continue throughout the entire weekend.

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