April 7th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on April 7th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1261 - València: Jaume I swears Els Furs before the first Valencian foral Corts.

1986 - Barcelona: La Crida paint a US Navy Ship pink.


1886 - La Granadella, les Garrigues: Emili Pujol i Villarrubí, Catalan musician (born 1980).

1890 - Sabadell: Joan Morral i Pelegrí, councillor on the Ajuntament de Sabadell and a federal republican.

1895 - Vilanova i la Geltrú: Eduard Toldrà i Soler, violinist and conductor.

1920 - Argelers, Rosselló: Jordi Barre, Nord-Catalan singer-songwriter.

1955 - Barcelona: Tortell Poltrona, Catalan clown.


1899 - Barcelona: Joaquim Rubió i Ors, Catalan writer and president of the Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona, also known as lo Gayter del Llobregat.

1975 - Barcelona: Joan Gual i Torras, baritone (born 1918).

2005 - Castelló de la Plana: Josep Sánchez Adell, Valencian historian and conductor. (born 1923).

2014 - Barcelona: Josep Maria Subirachs i Sitjar, sculptor, painter, engraver, set designer and art critic. (born 1927)

Festivals and Commemorations

In 2017, the Saints Day of La Mare de Déu del Dolors, which is celebrated the Friday before Palm Sunday, is on April 7th and there are festas and processions in towns throughout Catalonia.

Barcelona Province

  • Processó dels Dolors a Mataró (el Maresme) 
  • Processó de Maria al peu de la creu a Mataró (el Maresme). 
  • Processó dels Dolors a Vic (Osona) 
  • Processó de Divendres dels Dolors a Montcada i Reixac (el Vallès Occidental) 

Around Catalonia

  • Festa de la Mare de Déu dels Dolors - Bellpuig (l'Urgell)
  • Festa de la Mare de Déu dels Dolors - Banyoles (el Pla de l'Estany)
  • Festa dels Dolors - Mieres (la Garrotxa)
  • Festa i Processó dels Dolors - Besalú (la Garrotxa)
  • Processó del Divendres dels Dolors - Amer (la Selva)
  • Processó dels Dolors a Palafrugell (el Baix Empordà)
  • Processó de les Torxes a Móra d'Ebre (la Ribera d'Ebre)
  • Processó de la Mare de Déu dels Dolors a Lleida (el Segrià) - dates from 175

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