Diada de Sant Jordi – what is it all about?
La Diada de Sant Jordi is Barcelona’s unique version of Valentine’s Day. Catalan Sant Jordi celebrations are ancient, dating back centuries to the middle ages. In the Catalan version of the myth he slays a dragon and rescues a princess, and a rose is said to have blossomed from the creature’s blood (the very same red rose that is the symbol of England). From this was born the tradition of women receiving roses on Sant Jordi which persists to this day. As anyone who is in Barcelona on the ...Read More +