This page lists historical and other events on December 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
965 - First documented mention of Sant Just Desvern.
1066 - Sant Marçal de Montseny: the monastery is built as an abbey.
1348 - Mislata (l'Horta de València): the troops of Pere III, led by Lope de Luna, beat the unionists (battle of Mislata).
1976 - Barcelona: Presentation of the Congrés de Cultura Catalana.
1854 - Girona: Ramon Turró i Darder, Catalan philologist and philosopher. (died 1926)
1872 - Barcelona: Adrià Gual i Queralt, Catalan playwright, set designer and theatrical promoter (died 1943)
1908 - València: Concha Piquer, Valencian copla singer and actress (died 1990).
1932 - València: Francisco Tomàs i Valiente, Valencian jurist, historian and writer (died 1996).
1977 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental: Toni Padilla Montoliu, Catalan sports journalist.
1987 - Barcelona: Nil Montserrat, racing driver
1973 - Sabadell (el Vallès Occidental): Maty Mont, Catalan variety artist.
December 8th is the Saints' Day of La Puríssima or Immaculada Concepció de la Mare de Déu, which is a public holiday in Spain and a reason for festivals and fairs around Catalonia.
Festa major de la Puríssima in Guardiola de Berguedà
Festa Major d'Hivern in Cambrils (el Baix Camp)
Festes de la Puríssima in Ontinyent (la Vall d'Albaida)
Festa de la Puríssima in Forada i Buscatell (Eivissa)
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