October 26th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on October 26th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1981 - Valls: La Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls build a 4 de 9 amb folre for the first time in the 20th century during la Diada de Santa Úrsula.
- Valls: La Colla Joves dels Xiquets de Valls build a 3 de 9 amb folre for the first time in the 20th century during la Diada de Santa Úrsula.

- Girona: Els Minyons de Terrassa build a 8 amb folre i manilles for the first time in their history.

- Molins de Rei: Els Castellers de Barcelona build a pilar de sis for the first time in their history.


1543 - Manresa: Àngela Margarida Prat, Àngela Serafina, Catalan religious figure (died 1608).
1568 - València: Bernat Català de Valleriola i Vives de Canyamars, Valencian poet, knight of the Order of Calatrava and founding president of the Acadèmia dels Nocturns (died 1608).
1740 - Barcelona: Joan Antoni Desvalls, Catalan landowner and scientist.
1915 - Llinars del Vallès: Ramon Sabatés Massanell, Catalan cartoonist (died 2003).
1916 - València: Josep Manuel Casas i Torres, Valencian geographer (died 2010).
1917 - Badalona: Maria Escrihuela i Giró, poet and radio presenter.

1923 - Lleida, Segrià: Joan Oró, Catalan biochemist.
1980 - Berga, Berguedà: Josep Ester Borràs CNT leader.
1961 - Manresa: Manel Estiarte i Duocastella, Catalan waterpolo player.


1243 - Mas Calbó, Reus: Bernat Calbó, jurist, bureaucrat, soldier and Cistercian priest, venerated as a saint (born 1180).
1996 - València: Miquel Asins Arbó, composer and conductor (78 years).
2002 - València: Alfons Cucó, Valencian teacher and politician (61 anys).

Festivals and Commemorations

Fòrum Gastronòmic Barcelona and Hostelco - Food Service Meeting Point - Fira de Barcelona (Gran Via)

International Jazz Festival of Barcelona - Hiromi: The Trio Project - Palau de la Música Catalana/Big Mama Montse & Tota - Harlem Jazz Club

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