October 29th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on October 29th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1924 - Barcelona: the Avi del Barça cartoon figure, drawn by Valentí Castanys, appears for the first time in the magazine "Xut!"

- Barcelona: Pasqual Maragall, Jaume Matas, Marcel·lí Iglesias and Martin Malvi, representing Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Aragon and the Migdia Pirineus, sign the constitutive Declaration  Pirinees-Mediterranean Euroregion.

- Spain: the government passes the Royal Decree which allows scientific research using stem cells for in vitro fertilisation.

- Terrassa: The Federació Catalana de Korfbal gains full recognition from the International Korfball Federation (IKF) of which it had been a provisional member since 1997, and becomes the first Catalan National Team.


1829 - Barcelona: Emili Pi i Molist, psychiatrist.
1854 - Barcelona: Apel·les Mestres i Oñós, polifacetic artist, dedicated drawing, poetry, playwrighting, music, graphic design, translation, collecting and gardening.
1892 - Barcelona: Lola Anglada,  Catalan children's storyteller and illustrator.
1908 - València: Vicent Asencio i Ruano, Valencian composer (died 1979).
1916 - Barcelona: Núria Folch i Pi, Catalan publisher (died 2010).
1918 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental: Andreu Castells i Peig, Catalan painter, historian and publisher.
1892 - Girona: Aurora Bertrana i Salazar, Catalan writer.
1979 - Castellar del Vallès: Ignasi Giménez Renom, mayor of Castellar del Vallès.


Festivals and Commemorations

October 29th is the Saints' Day of Sant Narcís and an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia.


Barcelona Province

International Jazz Festival of Barcelona - Las Minas Puerto Flamenco - BARTS

Saló de Manga de Barcelona - Barcelona Manga Fair - October 29th to November 1st - Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc

Around Catalonia

Fires de Sant Narcís - Girona -Thursday October 28th to Sunday November 6th 2016

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