Each April 23, Catalonia gets in a sentimental movement. A large number of Catalans rush to the roads to commend love and writing. It is one of the Catalans’ most valued days of the year, albeit numerous might want it to be an occasion, on which they could completely appreciate the organization of their friends and family without thinking about work or school.
Sant Jordi or Saint George is Catalonia’s benefactor holy person. It is the Catalan proportional to Saint Valentine’s Day, however in Catalonia it isn’t about chocolate, sentimental meals and love letters. Rather, two sorts of endowments that are traded: one, a rose, and another, a book. Customarily, the lady (princess, in the event that you like) gives a book to the man (or knight, on the off chance that we remain in these terms), and afterward the man gives a red rose to the lady. Notwithstanding, this custom has been continuously received by companions, relatives, partners and it is likewise invited by those stunned guests and vacationers encountering the convention out of the blue around Catalonia.
The knight who killed the mythical beast to spare the princess: The convention is based of the legend of Sant Jordi. Supposedly, a knight in sparkling shield rode in to spare a princess from a winged serpent. After he killed the winged serpent, out of the mammoth’s blood grew a solitary rose, which the legend introduced to the lady. Albeit no books are specified in the story, April 23 additionally happens to be the UNESCO World Book Day. In this manner, each city and each town all through the nation are loaded with stands offering books and roses. This year, basically, the numerous books distributed on what happened the day of the choice in Catalonia on October 1 are prominent as endowments.
In the recent years the so called Fleques or Panaderías (bakeries) throughout the city are filled with a special bread striped with the bright yellow and red of the Catalan flag, the famous «Pa de Sant Jordi». The colors in the bread come from completely natural ingredients, with the stripes being formed by layering different kinds of a red dough called sobrassada from Mallorca, a sausage flavored with pimentón, the Spanish paprika that gives the dough its reddish color. The yellow dough is made using Emmental cheese, and a third dough, made with walnuts, forms the outer crust of the bread.
Monday will be a bustling day for flower specialists around Catalonia. As per the flower vendor exchange relationship, around 7 million roses will be sold on this Sant Jordi. Despite the fact that the red rose is a work of art, you can discover roses of all sort of hues on this day. Be that as it may, this year, one shading will be especially alluring to numerous Catalans: the yellow one. As per the exchange relationship, there will be sold a sum of 600,000 yellow roses this year. Yellow is the shading used to demonstrate solidarity with Catalan authorities in jail or in a state of banishment and will, in this way, in all likelihood offer more this year contrasted with others.