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St. Jordi's day 2014

St. Jordi. Roses and books

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The S. Jordi's Catalan Day is part of the collective imagination of Catalonia and its celebration is considered by their citizens a second National Day. It is an extraordinarily participative civic holiday that has in its heart a ritual around books and roses.

    300 years of Catalan literature El Tricentenari La Institució

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GIVE THE GIFT OF POETRY!

In addition to all the literary quotations we have provided in the section entitled Give the Gift of Poetry!, the young designer David Ymbernon has made us a postcard containing verses by Joan Vinyoli (whose centenary we are celebrating this year), which you can use to wish your friends a happy Sant Jordi’s Day. It’s a modern, colourful and original way to celebrate this special day!

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A little history

Legend says that long time ago, somewhere in Europe (locations vary depending on the nationality of the narrators), there was a kingdom which lived in fear of an evil dragon.

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Discover and savor the best poems and passages of Catalan literature in this selection of texts. 300 Years of Catalan letters in a click.

Selected by Sam Abrams & Lluís Busquets.

XXI Century

  • Julita
    Martí Genís i Aguilar

 

XX Century

XIX Century

XVIII Century