April 9th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on April 9th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.



1888 - Lleida (el Segrià): Pius Font i Quer, Catalan botanist, pharmacist and chemist (died 1964).

1916 - Barcelona: Juan-Eduardo Cirlot Laporta, Catalan poet, art critic, hermeneutic, mithologist and musician (died 1973).

1916 - Badalona: Joan Forns i Jordana, better known as Li-Chang, Catalan illusionist (died 1998).

1929 - Banyoles: Pere Verdaguer i Juanola, writer (died 2017).

1962 - Barcelona: Isabel Coixet, film director and screenwriter.


1818 - Alella, Maresme: Agustí Canelles i Carreres, Catalan astronomer and mathematician (born 1765).

1938 - Burgos (Castella i Lleó): Manuel Carrasco i Formiguera, Catalan politician, murdered by Francoists.

2015 - Barcelona: Xavier Vinader, Catalan journalist (born 1047).

Festivals and Commemorations

In 2017, Palm Sunday, which is the religious festival that marks the beginning of Easter, is on Sunday April 9th and there are processions in towns throughout Catalonia.

Barcelona Province

  • Processó de la Burreta - Barcelona (el Barcelonès)
  • Diumenge de Rams at Can Mantega, Sants (el Barcelonès)
  • Processó de la Borriquita, Borriquilla o Camarón in Santa Coloma de Gramanet (el Barcelonès) 

Around Catalonia

  • El diumenge de Rams in Verges (Baix Empordà)
  • Processó de la Somereta in Lleida (el Segrià)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Diumenge de Rams - Elx (el Baix Vinalopó)
  • Processó del Ram in Lloseta (Mallorca) 
  • Festa de l'Encisam in Alberic (Ribera Alta) 

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