Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sant Jordi

Today is St. George day - the patron saint of the Catalunya.  Famous for slaying the dragon, it's celebrated with the simple gift exchange of a rose for her and a book from him.  Surprisingly, it's not a public holiday, but if you're out and about it seems like it is based on the crowds strolling the streets and looking at the flower and book stands.  And what is truly amazing is that it can rain the day before and it can rain the day after, but no one remembers it raining on Sant Jordi.  In fact in the six years I've been here April 23rd has always been a bright and sunny.  So if you're in town, make sure to take in the sights and sounds of one of the more special days here.

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