Saints Day of Sant Gil or Saint Giles the Hermit  - September 1st

September 1st is the Saints Day of Sant Gil or Saint Giles, which as the weather is still good, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Sant Gil was a Greek hermit and abbot, who was born in Athens around 640 and died in Sent Gile in Provence around 720.

In Catalonia, he is the patron saint of shepherds and as the picture below shows is normally represented with a female deer, an arrow and a set of bagpipes.

Festes de Sant Gil

September 1st is the Saints Day of Sant Gil and is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia

Festa major de Torà (la Segarra), which is celebrated in honour of Sant Gil

Festa de Sant Gil o dels Pastors in Queralbs

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