Artists, athletes, chefs, and others among those honored with Creus de Sant Jordi
The distinction recognizes outstanding civic and cultural contributions within Catalonia
A list of some of Catalonia's most distinguished cultural figures and entities make up this year's official list of recipients of the Creus de Sant Jordi [St. George's Cross], a humanitarian award given by the Catalan government that recognizes those that contribute to and enrich the nation's cultural identity.
Those honored include Miquel Barceló, a visual artist, Imma Colomer, an actor, Sol Picó, a choreographer, and Carme Salvador and Guillem Agulló, the parents of slain anti fascism activist Guillem Agulló. Also included are the world renowned chefs, Joan, Josep, and Jordí Rocas, commonly known as the Roca brothers and Pepe Miró, a leader in promoting Catalan sports and the Olympic games.
Entities were also acknowledged with a plaque from the Catalan government. Some of the more notable ones include Aire Nou de Bao, for inguistic and cultural contributions, the Recvll Blanes Association for literary contributions and Clowns without borders for their humanitarian efforts.
The selection of honorees, which is a yearly tradition, gained worldwide attention in 2019 when legendary football player Leo Messi was included among the 29 finalists.
The selection board for the recipients states that they have chosen the recipients with full consideration for gender parity as well as a diverse range of regions. To view the full list, visit the government's website.