November 22nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on November 22nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1915 - Barcelona: The start of the first course of the Escola Superior de Bibliotecàries, created by the Mancomunitat de Catalunya on October 14th in order to provide professional training for librarians.

- València: The River Túria bursts its banks and floods Valencia

- Terrassa: The Minyons de Terrassa build the first 3 de 10 amb folre i manilles in history.

- Terrassa: The Castellers de Barcelona build a nine-storey castell for the first time in their history; a 4 de 9 amb folre.

- Terrassa: The Minyons de Terrassa build the first 4 de 10 amb folre i manilles in history.


1880 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental: Josep Renom i Costa, architect.
1901 - Sagunt, Camp de Morvedre: Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre, Valencian composer and pianist (died 1999).
1913 - Manresa, Bages: Joaquim Amat i Piniella, writer (died 1974).
1966 - Còrdova, Andalusia, Espanya: Francisco Ángel Blanco Nieto, better-known as Latino, Valencian jazz musician, director and co-founder Sedajazz.
1984 - Tarragona: Joan Olivé i Márquez, Catalan motorcycle rider.


1927 - Barcelona: Francesc Gimeno i Arasa, Catalan painter and illustrator (born 1858).
1929 - Barcelona: Jaume Ferran i Clua, Catalan doctor and bacteriologist, who in 1884 invented the first anti-bacteria vaccine in history (against cholera).
2009 - Girona: Feliu Matamala i Teixidor, bookseller and cultural activist, awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi in 2009.

Festivals and Commemorations

November 22nd is the Saints Day of Santa Cecília, which despite the cold weather, is an excuse for Festa Majors in Catalonia and the Catalan countries.

Barcelona Province

International Jazz Festival of Barcelona - Robert Glaser Experiment - BARTS

Festa Major de Torrentbò, Aj. Arenys de Munt (el Maresme)

Around Catalonia

Festa Major of Molló (el Ripollès)

Festa major of Terrades (l'Alt Empordà)

Festa Major of Boadella, Aj. Boadella i Les Escaules (l'Alt Empordà)

Festa major of Montardit-Aj. de Sort (el Pallars Sobirà)

Festa de Santa Cecília in Odèn (el Solsonès)

Festa Major of Sadernes Aj. de Sales de Llierca (Garrotxa)


As Santa Cecília is patron saint of musicians, there are also a lot of music festivals.

Barcelona Province

Festa de Santa Cecília a Igualada (l'Anoia)

Cicle "Conèixer la música" a La Granada (l'Alt Penedès)

Festa de Santa Cecília Molins de Rei (el Baix Llobregat)

Cercamúsics de Santa Cecília a Vilanova i la Geltrú (el Garraf)

Concurs de Coques i Pastissos Musicals a Montornès (el Vallès Oriental)

Around Catalonia

Festa de Santa Cecília a Alcanar (el Montsià)

Festa de Santa Cecília de la Banda Simfònica de Reus (el Baix Camp)

Festa de Santa Cecília a Falset (el Priorat)

Catalan-speaking countries

Festa de Santa Cecília in Castelló (la Plana Alta)

Festes de Santa Cecilia a Picassent (l'Horta Sud)

Festa de Santa Cecília a Oliva (la Safor)

Setmana de la Música a Onil (l'Alcoià)

Festes de Santa Cecília d'Ador (la Safor)

Setmana cultural de Santa Cecília a Pollença (Mallorca)

Ofrena musical a Santa Maria del Camí (Mallorca)

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