April 23, 2014

Feliç Sant Jordi


It's my favourite day of the year again! 23rd April, "Sant Jordi" (St. George's Day)
Here's the story as I've explained it in older posts:

"As most of you may know, the legend of St. Jordi (very briefly) is about a town terrorized by a terrible dragon, and to calm down the beast they decide to offer every day a random citizen to feed the animal.
One day the chosen one for the sacrifice is the princess of the kingdom, but just before the dragon eats her, a knight appears, kills the dragon and saves her.
From the blood that came out of the monster grew up a rosebush, 
from which the knight gave one rose to the princess."

I love this day because in Catalonia it's a big celebration where men give women a rose and women give them a book (now it's even better for us girls because we get both roses and books! xDD)

So today the streets of Barcelona look beautiful, full of stalls selling books and roses...
it's a perfect day to take a walk around the city!

Have a nice St. George's Day! // Feliç Diada de Sant Jordi a tots! :D

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