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Hello my dear Miss Lopez’s community and Feliç Sant Jordi!!! (happy Saint George in Catalan), Miss Barcelona is here to share with you a very special day, as you can see in the video there is a party atmosphere in Barcelona my hometown, and I’m going to explain you why.
Sant Jordi’s day is a big and old tradition in Catalonia that comes from as far as the medieval times. The legend says that near the castle of Monblanc, there was a dragon that was frightening and killing the people in the area. The town of Monblanc then decided in order to prevent the dragon of doing a mass killing, to give one person to him every day that he could eat, but of course it was difficult to decide, so they came up with the idea of doing a lottery to see who the sacrificed would be. This seem to work and the dragon didn’t attacked them or killed anybody else, but one day the lottery “winner” was the princess. In order to be fair with the people of the town the king agreed to sacrifice his daughter to the dragon.
When the princess was on her way to meet the dragon, Sant Jordi (Saint George), appeared, fougth the dragon and stabbed him with his sword to death. The dragon’s blood became a rose that Sant Jordi gave to the princess, to show her gratitude she gave him a book that contained the wisdom of the world. What do you thing?, isn’t it a nice story? VIVA GENTELMEN TO THE RESCUE!!!!
That is why every 23 rd of April, Sant Jordi’s day, Catalonia celebrates by giving a rose to the women and a book to the men in return. This is a very romantic and at the same time cultural tradition that year after year fulls up the streets of cities and towns all over Catalonia with book stands, roses stands, flags on balconies and busses and over all, give the region a very festive atmosphere worth experimenting!!! VIVA SANT JORDI’S DAY!!!!
I hope you enjoyed and found interesting this information. I leave now to celebrate my Sant Jordi with my beloved. Stay connected to get the best news, always, with a Latin touch. VIVA LATIN TOUCH!!!