November 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on November 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1708 - Dénia (la Marina Alta): Franco-Castilian troops occupy the town during the War of the Spanish Succession.
1974 - Monastery of Montserrat (Monistrol de Montserrat, El Bages): Catalanist activists led by Jordi Pujol found Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya.
2008 - There are now 151 laws obliging manufacturers to brand their products in Spanish against only one in Catalan.


1836 - Sant Celoni: Pau Alguersuari i Pascual, Catalan textile manufacturer, theorist and inventor.
1945 - Barcelona: Jaume Fuster, Catalan writer, essayist and translator (died 1998).


1945 - Caldes de Montbui (Vallès Occidental, Catalunya): Manuel Martínez Hugué, sculptor and painter (born 1872).
1957 - Barcelona: Joaquim Serra, composer of a large number of well-known sardanas (born 1907).
2007 - Barcelona: Gregorio López Raimundo, Left-wing Catalan politician originally from Aragon (born 1914).
2011 - Barcelona (Catalunya): Enric Garriga i Trullols, Catalan activist and Occitanist.

Festivals and Commemorations

November 17th is the Saints Day of Sant Iscle and Santa Victòria, which despite the cold weather, is an excuse for Festa Majors in Catalonia and the Catalan countries.

Barcelona Province

Festes de la Verneda-Sant Martí - Friday 4th to Sunday 20th November 2016 (La VernedaSant Martí, Barcelonael Barcelonès)

International Jazz Festival of Barcelona - Craig Taborn - Conservatori del Liceu/José James - BARTS

Smart City Expo World Congress - Tuesday 15th to Thursday November 17th 2016 - La Fira de Barcelona Gran Via

Aplec de Sant Iscle in Cerdanyola (el Vallès Occidental)

Festa Major of Rajadell (el Bages)

Festa Petita of Sant Iscle de Vallalta (El Maresme)

Around Catalonia

Festa Major of Bàscara (l'Alt Empordà)

Festa Major of Sant Iscle d'Empordà, Aj. Serra de Daró (el Baix Empordà)

Festa Major of Centenys, Aj. Esponellà (el Pla de l'Estany)

Festa Major of Vidreres (la Selva)

Festa de Sant Iscle in Colltort, Aj. de Sant Feliu de Pallerols (la Garrotxa)

Festa de l’Ajust in Breda (la Selva)

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