August 30th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on August 30th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


2005 - Vilafranca del Penedès: The Castellers de Vilafranca build the 2 de 9 amb folre for the first time in history on the Diada de Sant Fèlix.
2008 - Vilafranca del Penedès: The Colla Joves dels Xiquets de Valls build the 5 de 9 amb folre durant la Diada de Sant Fèlix.
2008 - Vilafranca del Penedès: La Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls try to build the 3 de 9 amb folre i l'agulla for the first time in their history on the Diada de Sant Fèlix.
2014 - Vilafranca del Penedès: Eleven castells de gamma extra are built and for the first time in history four colles achieve the P8fm on the same diada castellera, three built and one dismounted on the Diada de Sant Fèlix.

* The italicised words refer to types of Castell. It's not surprising that there are so many records as August 30th is la Diada Castellera of Vilafranca del Penedès, one of the most important of the year.


1616 - Puigcerdà: Francesc Martí i Viladamor, jurisconsult, who was public prosecutor of the Batllia General de Catalunya and a representative at the Congress of Münster in 1646, when peace was negotiated with the Kingdom of France (died 1687).
1878 - Olot, la Garrotxa: Guerau de Liost, pseudonym of Jaume Bofill i Mates, Catalan poet. (died 1933)

1910 - Lleida, el Segrià: Màrius Torres, Catalan poet (died 1942).
1936 - Barcelona: Esther Tusquets Guillén, Catalan writer and publisher in Castilian. (died 2012)


2005 - Sant Tropetz, França: Antoni Clavé i Sanmartí, Catalan artist (born 1913).
2012 - Benalmádena, Espanya: Carlos Larrañaga, Barcelona actor.
2014 - Barcelona: Manuel Pertegaz Ibáñez, Catalan fashion designer, originally from Aragon.

Festivals and Commemorations

August 30th is the Saints Day of Sant Fèlix, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Festa Major of Vilafranca del Penedès (main day) (Vilafranca del Penedès, el Garraf) - August 30th is the Diada of Sant Fèlix. It is also the Diada Castellera, which is one of the main events in the Catalan Human Towers or Castells calendar.

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