August 7th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on August 7th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..


1936 - The island of Formentera is occupied by the Republican army, under the orders of Alberto Bayo.

1954 - France: Josep Tarradellas becomes president of the Generalitat in exile, succeeding Josep Irla.

1979 - 22 people die in a fire in the woods close to Lloret de Mar (la Selva)


1913 - Barcelona: Aurora Díaz-Plaja Contestí, Catalan librarian and writer (died 2003).
1948 - Palma, Mallorca: Pau Riba i Romeva, polyfacetic singer.
1960 - Alboraia, Horta Nord: Rosana Pastor, Valencian actress.


1924 - Barcelona: Joan Salvat-Papasseit, writer.
2007 - Sabadell: Ramon Noè i Hierro, Catalan illustrator and painter

Festivals and Commemorations

August 7th is the Saints Day of Sant Albert, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

  • Festes of el carrer de Gurb in Vic (Osona)
  • Aigua fresca of Sant Albert in Mataró (el Maresme)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Banyà of Sant Albert in Relleu (la Marina Baixa, Comunitat Valenciana) 

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