August 31st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on August 31st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1995 - Vilafranca del Penedès: The Castellers de Vilafranca build a 8 amb folre i manilles for the first time in the 20th century during the Diada de Sant Ramon.


1777 - Reus (Baix Camp): Pròsper de Bofarull i Mascaró, Catalan archiver and historian (died 1859).
1913 - Albuixech (l'Horta Nord): Miguel Ambrosio Zaragoza, known as Ambrós, Valencian cartoonist and author of El Capitán Trueno, amongst others (died 1992).
1944 - Esparreguera, Baix Llobregat: Anna Lizaran i Merlos, Catalan actress


1240 - Cardona, Bages: Sant Ramon Nonat, priest, cardinal. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church.

Festivals and Commemorations

August 31st is Saints Day of Sant Ramon Nonat, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

Festa Major of Vilafranca del Penedès (third day) (Vilafranca del Penedès, el Garraf)

Rest of Catalonia

Festa Major i Romeria of Sant Ramon, municipality of la Segarra.

Around the Catalan Countries

Santa Pola (Baix Vinalopó, Valencia) - Day of pregó. The patron saint festival and the moros and cristianos festival begins in honour of the Maredéu de Lorito.

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