"Sant Jordi...or St George" Seasonal Events Tip by gordonilla

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Contrary to popular belief, in England at least - St George is in fact a well travelled patron saint. In this instance he is the patron saint of Catalonia. On the 23 April - gentlemen buy their ladies a rose and the ladies buy their gentlemen a book. Las Ramblas becomes a huge book selling florist on that day!

As can be seen from the images shown - the cross of St George features on the arms and flag of the City and that of FC Barcelona.

Website: http://www.donquijote.org/culture/spain/fiestas/ladiada.asp

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 7, 2006
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