August 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on August 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..


1936 - The Republican troops land on Mallorca


1890 - Barcelona: Maria del Carme de Sojo i Ballester, lay person and servant of God.
1894 - Sabadell: Pere Monistrol i Masafret, Catalan photographer and footballer.


1833 - Vilanova i la Geltrú (el Garraf): Manuel de Cabanyes i Ballester - pre-romantic poet who wrote in Spanish.
1905 - Barcelona (el Barcelonès): Emili Vilanova i March, Catalan writer (born 1840)
1980 - Barcelona: Pau Vila i Dinarès, Catalan teacher and geographer.

Festivals and Commemorations

August 16th is the Saints Day of Sant Roc, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa major de Sant Roc in Paüls (el Baix Ebre)
  • Festa Major de Sant Roc in l'Hospitalet de l'Infant (el Baix Camp)
  • Festes Majors La Cava (el Baix Ebre)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes de Sant Roc in Alaró (Mallorca)
  • Festes patronals in Benifaió (la Ribera Alta)
  • Festes de Sant Roc in Burjassot (l'Horta Nord)
  • Festes de Sant Roc in Porreres (Mallorca) 

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