Saints Day of Sant Bartomeu or Bartholomew the Apostle 

August 24th

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.

Festes de Sant Bartomeu

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.

Barcelona Province

Rest of Catalonia

  • Festa Major of Roda de Berà (el Tarragonès)
  • Festa Major of Sidamon (el Pla d'Urgell)
  • Festa Major of Massalcoreig (el Segrià)

Around the Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes de Sant Bartomeu in Montuïri (Mallorca)
  • Festes of Sant Bartomeu in Ferreries (Menorca)
  • Festes patronals of Sant Bartomeu in Consell (Mallorca)
  • Festa major of Xert (el Baix Maestrat)
  • Festes patronals of Vistabella (l'Alcalatén)
  • Festa major of Capdepera (Mallorca)

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