October 7th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on October 7th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..


1642 - As part of the Thirty Years War, on an international level, and The Reapers' War or Guerra dels Segadors, in Catalonia, in Lleida the Battle of les Forques French troops with the support of Catalan regiments beat Castilian forces.

- Barcelona: The first Festa del Llibre i Dia del Llibre or Book Festival and Book Day was held. It was promoted by publisher Vicent Clavel and the Cambra del Llibre de Barcelona and would later change the day to April 23rd so it was the protypye for the current Diada de Sant Jordi.


1880 - Barcelona: Jaume Pahissa i Jo, Catalan composer and conductor.
1887 - Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Gaziel, pseudonym of Agustí Calvet i Pascual, Catalan writer and journalist.
1907 - Barcelona: Carles Parès i Guillèn, Catalan surgeon.


1918 - València: Santiago Segura i Burguès, art dealer and promotor.
2011 - Borriana, Plana Alta: Enric Monsonís Domingo Valencian liberal politician, second President of the Government (preautonomic) of the País Valencià (1979-1982) (born 1931).

Festivals and Commemorations

October 7th is the Saints' Day of La Mare de Déu del Roser, who is one of the many Madonna and child figures and acts as an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia.

Barcelona Province

Festa Major de Les Corts (Eighth day - September 30th to October 9th 2016) (Les Corts, BarcelonaEl Barcelonés)

Festa Major de Sarrià (Eighth day - September 30th to October 9th 2016) (SarriàSarrià-Sant Gervasi, Barcelona,El Barcelonès)

Les Festes del Roser on La Rambla (First day -October7th-13th 2016) (La Rambla, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, el Barcelonès)

Sitges Fantasy Film Festival (First day - October 7th-16th 2016) (SitgesEl Garraf)

Festa del Roser in Martorell (el Baix Llobregat)

Around Catalonia

Festa del Roser a Verges (el Baix Empordà)

Festa Major de Corçà (el Baix Empordà)

Festa Major in Peramola (l'Alt Urgell)

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