August 1st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on August 1st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1391 - Inca (Mallorca): the Christian community sacks el Call, the Jewish neighbourhood.

1850 -
Vilanova i la Geltrú (el Garraf): el Diari de Vilanova, which is now the oldest newspaper in Spain, is founded.

1917 -
Catalonia: Josep Puig i Cadafalch becomes president of the Mancomunitat de Catalunya after the death of Prat de la Riba.

1947 -
Paterna (Horta Oest): anti-Franco resistance fighter Vicente Galarza Santana is shot by firing squad.

1977 -
Catalonia: the Spanish government legalises Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya.


1705 - Olot: Pere Ferrussola, Jesuit friar and university professor in Cervera.
1851 - Sabadell: Marian Burguès i Serra, Catalan potter and freethinker.
1941 - Igualada (l'Anoia): Jordi Savall i Bernadet, traditional Catalan musician.


1917 - Castellterçol (el Vallès Oriental): Enric Prat de la Riba i Sarrà, first president of the Mancomunitat de Catalunya.
1962 - Barcelona: Emili Vendrell i Ibars, tenor and well-known interpreter of Catalan traditional songs (n. 1893).

Festivals and Commemorations

August 1st is the Saint's Day of Sant Feliu, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia. These normally take place on on the July 31st to August 2nd or on the closest weekend.

  • Festa Major of Barruera (Alta Ribagorça)
  • Festa Major of Torelló (Osona)
  • Festa major of Alella (el Maresme
  • Festa major of Sant Feliu de Guíxols (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa major of Vilajuïga (l'Alt Empordà) 
  • Festa Major of Sant Iscle de Vallalta (el Maresme
  • Festa Major of Sant Feliu a Parlavà (el Baix Empordà) 

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