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Books, Roses and Love: Celebrate Barcelona's Sant Jordi Day

Destination & Tourism | Gabe Zaldivar | April 21, 2016

Books, Roses and Love: Celebrate Barcelona's Sant Jordi Day

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On April 23 you’ll be wondering why everyone is walking around with roses and books if you are traveling in Barcelona.

Well, you might as well get in on the celebration of love and literature that is Dia de Sant Jordi, or Saint George’s Day.

Celebrated around the world, the celebration in Catalonia is akin to Valentine’s Day, which we presume means all of the good greeting cards will be gone shortly and the restaurants will be brimming with people in love.

Visit Barcelona is getting into the sprit with the following video meant to tout the holiday that sees loved ones exchange roses and books.

Visit Barcelona isn’t about to leave you clueless, because the website highlights some intriguing experiences that will have you swooning like the locals.

As the website states, this is a day perfect to amble about the city as you take in all the revelry.

It’s customary for men to give roses to their loves. But the date also marks a sort of book day in the area.

As noted, you can even expect discounts around town.

All of this means you will have an added adventure this weekend as all of Barcelona is swept of its feet.

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