August 24th is the Saints Day of Sant Bartomeu or Bartholomew the Apostle, which as the weather is so good, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.
According to the New Testament, Bartomeu or Bartholomew was one on Jesus of Nazareth's twelve disciples and was born in Cana in Galilee and died somewhere in Armenia.
Apparently, he saw Jesus resuscitate near the Sea of Galilee and witnessed his ascension into heaven. He preached in India and then, alongside Saint Jude in Armenia, which is why both of them are patrons of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Bartholomew's death was particularly unpleasant as he was first skinned alive and then beheaded and somewhat morbidly he is the patron saint of butchers and leather workers.
August 24th is the Saints Day of Sant Bartomeu, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.
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