La Fiesta De San Jordi in Barcelona

St Georges Day is celebrated in all nations where Saint George is the patron Saint. Almost all countries celebrate St. Georges Day on 23 April, which is traditionally accepted as the day when Saint George died. In Barcelona the day has a twist.
 
 
April 8, 2008 - PRLog -- This is the Spanish Valentines Day, but is unlike any other Valentines Day that you might have celebrated. This is St. Georges Day and is celebrated in a festive intensity that is difficult to match. On April 23, all roads lead to Barcelona, as tourists want to catch sight of this festival. You would do well to book your accommodation in Barcelona, which you can find at http://www.BarcelonaPoint.com well in advance if you want to be a part of the festivities.
As in Valentines Day, men give their girlfriends roses, but women in return give their husbands and boyfriends a book. This is to honor the simultaneous deaths of Miguel Cervantes and William Shakespeare.
If in Barcelona, try for a Barcelona hotel on or near the La Rambla, such as the offers of http://www.BarcelonaPoint.com/en/barcelona_hotels/, which is by and large Barcelona’s principal street. Here, you will see hundreds of makeshift stands of roses and books being set up for the festival. Million of roses and hundreds and thousands of books have been sold at the end of the day.
At the end of the day, you will be hard-pressed to find a woman who does not have a rose in hand.
The national dance of Catalonia, the Sardana is performed at the Paca Sant Jaume, and this takes place throughout the day. Many book stores hold 24-hour marathon readings of Miguel Cerevantes’s masterpiece, ‘Don Quixote’. Moreover, there are various street performers and musicians who create a romantic ambience around the festivities. All hotels in Barcelona are packed to capacity before April 23, which speaks volumes about the popularity of the festival.
Try to rent a Barcelona accommodation, which you may find on http://www.BarcelonaPoint.com/ that would give you’re a bird’s eye view of the festivities. Nothing can be better than that!

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