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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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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

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    Martí Genís i Aguilar


XX Century

XIX Century

XVIII Century