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Spain: St. George's Day, Catalan Culture and Protest

Categories: Western Europe, Spain, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media

Saint George's Day (Diada de Sant Jordi in Catalan) is a unique [1] celebration in Catalonia. Tradition [2] holds that the festival revolves around roses and books. April 23rd has always been a day of protest in the name of Catalan language and culture [3]. This year will see more protest than ever because people will also be organizing against government cutbacks [4] that affect education and Catalan culture.