Sant Jordi Barcelona 2015

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Sant Jordi Barcelona 2015

Sant Jordi Barcelona 2015. The 23rd of April has become an important day for Catalonia, full of tradition and customs of different times.

The legend goes that a long time ago in the Montblanc town (Tarragona), there was a terrible and fierce dragon that destroyed and ate all that surrounded him. All the members of the village were terrified by him. That disgraceful situation led them, along with the King, to offer the dragon some animals and inhabitants, chosen by chance, who will sacrifice their lives in order to keep him calm. This choice seemed quite good until the king’s daughter was chosen to be the next victim. One day, while the princess went to the tower where the dragon was waiting for her, a young knight with his white horse came to fight with the evil dragon. He finally won the battle and he saved the princess. A gorgeous rosebush grew from the dragon’s blood.

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Since then and taking in advantage that the Book’s day is celebrated also, due to the death of great writers such as William Shakespeare, Josep Pla and Miguel de Cervantes, there are lots of cities in all Catalonia which celebrate the Sant Jordi’s day in a very special way.

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Barcelona dresses up its streets with plenty of book stores and roses, which are gifted to the most beloved beings. During the whole day, La Plaça de Sant Jaume, Las Ramblas or Passeig de Gràcia will be some of the main places, among others, where you can find out spectaculars exhibitions of this tradition. It is worth walking through the streets and enjoying the marvelous environment. In addition, you can see some of your favorite authors who will be delighted of signing your book.

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Don’t miss it! Music, dance, books and roses will wait for you on April 23rd in Barcelona!

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