December 4th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on December 4th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.



1656 - Barcelona: Antoni de Villarroel, general who led the defence of Barcelona during the siege of 1714 (died 1726).

1841 - Barcelona: Maria del Pilar Maspons i Labrós, Maria de Bell-lloc, Catalan writer (died 1907).

1893 - Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Ferran Llàcer i Carrera, early Catalan sports aviator.

1906 - Granollers: Conrad Saló i Ramell, composer of sardanas.

1946 - Manacor, Illes Balears: Maria Antònia Oliver, Mallorcan writer.


1905 - Maó, Menorca: Maria Elena Maseras i Ribera, metgessa i pedagoga catalana (born 1853).

1914 - Castell de Burriac, Cabrera de Mar, Maresme: Antoni Samarra i Tugues, polyfacetic Catalan artist.

2009 - Barcelona, El Barcelonès: Jordi Solé i Tura, Catalan lawyer, politician and university professor.

2013 - Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat: Joana Raspall i Juanola, Catalan writer, lexicographer and librarian.

Festivals and Commemorations

December 4th is the Saints' Day of Santa Bàrbara and, although winter is upon us, it is still an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

International Jazz Festival of Barcelona - Carta Blanca Giulia Valle Trio - Conservatori del Liceu

Festa Major Sant Andreu de Palomar (Friday 25th November to Thursday 8th December 2016) (Sant Andreu de PalomarSant Andreu, BarcelonaEl Barcelonès)

Festa de Santa Bàrbara in Sant Corneli, Aj. Cercs (El Berguedà)

Festa de Santa Bàrbara in Saldes (El Berguedà)

Around Catalonia

Festa de Santa Bàrbara in Bellmunt de Priorat (El Priorat)

Festa Major of Ogassa (El Ripollès)

Festa in the Barri de les Mines d'Osor (La Selva)

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