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Image of an unpublished diary by Salvador Dalí, to be auctioned in Paris (by ACN)

28 April 2016 10:54 AM

Unpublished Dalí diary auctioned for 91,800 euros

Sotheby’s Paris has auctioned an unpublished diary from Catalan painter Salvador Dalí for the price of 91.800 euros. Sold on the 26th of April, the leather-bound, handwritten journal was used by the surrealist artist...

24 April 2016 09:09 PM

Catalan and British culture mix in London in Sant Jordi celebrations

Sant Jordi is not only both Catalonia’s and England’s patron saint but also one of the Catalans’ most beloved traditions, which has been exported internationally and coincides with UNESCO World Book Day on the...

23 April 2016 08:27 PM

Huge crowds celebrate love and culture in Catalonia

The festivity of Sant Jordi, one of the most romantic and anticipated days of the year for many Catalans, was a success. Hundreds of thousands of people headed to the streets this Saturday in search of a book and a rose for their loved ones....
Carles Puigdemont during his speech on the occasion of Sant Jordi (by J. Bedmar)

23 April 2016 09:35 AM

Puigdemont: “Sant Jordi serves to vindicate the Catalan language and culture”

The Catalan President said during his speech on the occasion of Sant Jordi that the festivity is an opportunity to have the voices of the Catalans “heard and respected”, and he urged to achieve this through “arguments, proposals, dialogue...
Close-up of some books recommended for this Sant Jordi (by ACN)

21 April 2016 07:47 PM

Sant Jordi's Day: Book recommendations

Sant Jordi’s Day is not only a huge festival for Catalonia, but for the printing and publishing industry as well. Annually, book sales during the festival weekend contribute between 5 and 8 percent of yearly...

Hundreds of people walking through books and roses' stalls in Tarragona (by ACN)

21 April 2016 01:54 PM

More than 500 activities throughout Catalonia to celebrate Sant Jordi

To celebrate Sant Jordi, the patron saint of Catalonia, various cities and towns throughout Catalonia will host a variety of events, including the more traditional vigil of Sant Jordi on the 22nd of April and the blessing of the...

A man drinking Cava during Sant Jordi's celebration at London's Borough Market (by ACN)

20 April 2016 11:10 AM

Sant Jordi to be celebrated in nearly 150 cities worldwide

People all over the world celebrate one of Catalonia’s most beloved festivals, Sant Jordi’s Day, in different ways. This year, over 40 countries have planned well over 100 activities throughout the week of the 23rd of...

19 April 2016 07:19 PM

Sant Jordi on the 23rd of April, one of Catalonia’s most beloved days

Since the 15th century, Catalonia has been celebrating the feast day of Sant Jordi (Saint George) on the 23rd of April. Each year, people flock to the streets to celebrate this Catalan equivalent to...

14 April 2016 07:06 PM

Catalan literature consolidates its international status at the London Book Fair 2016

Nearly 20 Catalan literary agencies presented their authors and sealed some important deals at the London Book Fair 2016. “Presenting Catalan literature to the world is normal”, stated the director of the literary agency Pontas,...

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