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20 Apr · alleventshotels · No Comments

Book and Rose in the Coast of Barcelona, St George’s day

World Book day in the Coast of Barcelona-St. George's day

Book and Rose day in the coast of Barcelona

One of the most beautiful days that any person can enjoy in Barcelona and Catalonia is certainly  St. George’s day in the coast of Barcelona, on April 23rd.  This date is recognized internationally as World Book Day or International Day of the Book, which you can enjoy culturally rich and vibrant in Catalonia. The connection with books and 23rd April was chosen in Catalonia in 1923 to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on this date, in order to promote sells of books. Later on 1995, the UNESCO decided that the International Day of  Book and Copyright would be celebrated on 23rd April as this date is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. The 23rd April is a great excuse to commemorate great writers.


The International Day of the Book as an experience to be enjoyed in the coast of Barcelona at least once in live. Streets are full of people strolling through the stands full of books and roses that fill all Catalan cities and towns, every 23rd of April. The Cultural Tradition in the coast of Barcelona requests that men get a book and women a rose, but although to give the present of a rose remains for women, noe both men and women get a book . Together with the symbol of the Book and the Rose you find in every single corner the Catalan flag, the “senyera” with the four red stripes on a golden background. Every stand of books or roses is dressed with the Catalan flag in a so an special day St. George’s day in the Coast of Barcelona.

We can find other activities, excursions and experiences in, together with the best accommodation in hotels in the coast of Barcelona.

Together with the Cultural tradition in the Coast of Barcelona of the World Book Day we find the legend of St. George as a symbol of this wonderful day. The legend tells that a young knight call George fought against a dragon to save princess’ life from being devour from it. From dragon’s blood a rose tree was born and the young knight offer one of the roses to the princess. This legend is known and performed by all children from Catalonia during the month of April.

Paradas de libros
Rosa y espiga

One of the activities in the coast of Barcelona that could be done one of these days would be to buy a book and get a dedication of the book author which are in the stands of books in the streets of Barcelona and some other big cities around Catalonia, to promote the sale  of their books. This is one of the cultural activities in the coast of Barcelona to get involved in the Catalan culture and to celebrate the St. George’s day in the coast of Barcelona.

To have the possibility of enjoying this date give the possibility to travellers to get immerse in the cultural backgrounds of the country. To make it possible you might contact The team of will help you to organize the experience in the coast of Barcelona, like to enjoy a fabulous World Book day in the coast of Barcelona, staying in a good hotel in the coast of Barcelona and also enjoying some other gastronomic or active activities in the coast of Barcelona.

Enjoy different activities during St George's weekend in Calella at the Coast of Barcelona, like the programs with activities for singles or a getaway with your friends, organized by All Events Hotels. (

The weather is spring is lovely to enjoy outdoor activities, like our program Gardens and culture in Catalonia. An unique experience to know about the Catalan culture.


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