December 24th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on December 24th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1640 - Barcelona: Revolt against the monarchy during La Guerra dels Segadors or Reapers' War.

1752 - Barcelona: The first attempt at public street lighting.


1825 - Molins de Rei: Gabriel Batllevell i Tort, Catalan works contractor, father of the modernista architect Juli Batllevell.

1829 - Oriola (el Baix Segura): José Rogel Soriano, Valencian composer of sarsuelas (died 1901).

1836 - Oriola (el Baix Segura): Joaquim Agrasot Juan, Valencian painter (died 1919).

1887 - València: Lucrezia Bori, celebrated Valencian opera singer (died 1960).

1888 - Valls (Alt Camp): Cèsar Martinell i Brunet, Catalan architect, straddling the Modernisme and Noucentisme periods (died 1973).

1928 - Súria (Bages): Salvador Reguant i Serra, Catalan geologist (died 2016).


1608 - Barcelona: Àngela Margarida Prat, Àngela Serafina, Catalan nun (born 1543).

1816 - Las Lagunas, Mèxic: Manuel Tolsà, Valencian architecte and neoclassical sculptor.

1822 - Prats de Lluçanès: Francesc Mirambell i Giol, priest, lexicographer, historian and academic.

1887 - Viladomiu Vell: Tomàs Viladomiu i Bertran, factory owner and founder of the Viladomiu Vell and Viladomiu Nou colonies.

Festivals and Commemorations

December 24th is La Nit de Nadal or Christmas Eve and it is traditional to celebrate the Caga Tió and the Missa del Gall.

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