Where Are the Origins of the World Book Day? In Barcelona, Spain

2015-04-30

The World Book Day is celebrated in many countries as a day when books and authors get the respect they deserve. How did it all start? In 1926, a Barcelona author realized that a medieval Sant Jordi day – when lovers gave each other roses – happened to be the same day as the death dates of Cervantes and Shakespeare. He decided to promote a day when both books and roses were given to loved ones.

Here is a photo gallery from Catalonia on the World Book Day, Sant Jordi in Catalan.


La Rambla in Barcelona during Sant Jordi. Photo by Núria.


Vilanova i la Geltrú, photo by Ajuntament de VIlanova.


Vilanova i la Geltrú, photo by Ajuntament de VIlanova.


Photo by Ajuntament d’Esplugues de Llobregat.


Photo by Ajuntament d’Esplugues de Llobregat.


Photo by Castellers d’Esplugues.


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