This page lists historical and other events on August 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..
1939 - Madrid, A group of 13 women aged between 18 and 29 years old, known as Las Trece Rosas Rojas or the Thirteen Red Roses, were executed by Francoist troops
1923 - Barcelona: Ramon Noè i Hierro, Catalan illustrator and painter.
1929 - València: Andreu Alfaro, sculptor involved in the Grup Parpalló (died 2012).
1955 - Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Magdalena Calonge i Panyella, a Catalan believer in theosophy
2009 - Barcelona: Jordi Sabater Pi, Catalan primatologist, world specialist in ethology (born 1922).
August 5th is the Saints Day of La Mare de Déu de les Neus, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia.
Festa major of Vilanova i la Geltrú (el Garraf)
Festa Major of Sant Quintí de Mediona (l'Alt Penedès)
Festa major d'estiu of el Port de la Selva (l'Alt Empordà)
Festes d'estiu in Calp (la Marina Alta)
Festa Major of La Molina, Aj. Alp (la Cerdanya)
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