Saints Day of La Mare de Déu de les Neus 

August 5th

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.

La Mare de Déu de les Neus, which translates as Our Lady of the Snows, is an old Marian devotion dating back to the fourth century. I probably ought to investigate why Our Lady of the Snows has her Saints' Day at the height of summer.

August 5th is the Saints Day of La Mare dels Neus also known as L'Assumpció, which as it is summer, is an excuse for a number of Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa major d'estiu of el Port de la Selva (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major of La Molina, Aj. Alp (la Cerdanya)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes d'estiu in Calp (la Marina Alta)

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