August 29th is Saints Day of Sant Joan Degollat, which commemorates the beheading of John the Baptist and as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.
According to the Gospel of Matthew, John the Baptist was executed because he opposed the wedding btween Herod and his sister-in-law Herodias, who was Salomés mother.
August 29th is the Saints Day of Sant Joan Degollat, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.
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