Happy Book / Sant Jordi’s Day !!!


Today, the Unesco celebrates the World Book and Copyright Day, more information on their website. The autonomous region of Catalonia celebrates its patron saint George with a spring festival of books and roses. More information by the Catalan government here, an older blog article here, and more information on Catalan traditions by the Wikipedia here.

If you would like to get a visual impression of Barcelona during Sant Jordi, go to the La Vanguardia special and watch the video on the upper right hand side.

102_0882 llibres sant jordi 2013

Also today, in memory of the day of his death, the Miguel de Cervantes Prize is awarded by the Spanish king (this year done by the crown prince due to the limited mobility of the king…). This year’s prize winner is the writer and poet José Manuel Caballero Bonald (Caballeros, 1926).


Update after Sant Jordi 2013:

this year’s best-selling books were Victus, a historical novel on the defeat of Barcelona in 1714, written by Albert Sánchez Piñol, and Brúixoles que busquen somriures perduts [Compasses looking out for lost smiles] by Albert Espinosa, considered not a literate but a “mediatic” writer of best-selling books, and author of the popular TV series Polseres vermelles (Red Band Society in its US version).


2 thoughts on “Happy Book / Sant Jordi’s Day !!!

  1. Pingback: Snippet: April 23, 2015: International Book Day | literary rambles

  2. Pingback: 04-23-18: Happy World Book Day! | literary rambles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s