Saints Day of Sant Genis

August 25th

August 25th is the Saints Day of Sant Genis, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

There are actually two Sant Genis who have their Saints Day on August 25th.

Sant Genis d'Arle was a notary, who was martyred under Maximian either in AD 303 or AD 308, who is the patron saint of notaries and secretaries.

Sant Genis of Rome  is a legendary Christian saint, who according to legend was once a comedian and actor who performed in plays that mocked Christianity.

He is patron saint of actors, clowns, comedians and comics amongst others, which makes him an appropriate patron for festa majors. 





Festes de Sant Genis

August 25th is the Saints Day of Sant Genis, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

  • Festa major and Tocasons in Taradell (Osona)
  • Festa Major of Navàs (el Bages)
  • Festa Major of Vilassar de Dalt (el Maresme)
  • Festa Major of Sant Genís de Palafolls, Aj. Palafolls (el Maresme)
  • Festa Major d'Orís (Osona)
  • Festa Major de Sant Genís, Aj. Jorba (l'Anoia)

Rest of Catalonia

  • Festa Major of Torroella de Montgrí (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Monells (el Baix Empordà)




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