Saints Day of Sant Llorenç

August 10th

August 10th is the Saints Day of Sant Llorenç, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Sant Llorenç is known as Lawrence or Laurence of Rome was born in Osca, now Huesca, in Hispania and was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred during the persecution by Emperor Valerian in 258.

Sant Llorenç is patron saint of quite a few towns and villages around Catalonia that carry his name, such as Llorenç del Penedès, Sant Llorenç de Morunys, Sant Llorenç de la Muga or Sant Llorenç Savall.

He is also a saint of fire and of the professions that work with it such as bakers, potters and glassmakers. He is often invoked as protection against the forest fires, which are common in Catalonia around his saints day.





Festes de Sant Llorenç

August 10th is the Saints Day of Sant Llorenç, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

  • Festa Major i Terrazel in Sant Llorenç d'Hortons (l'Alt Penedès)
  • Festa major de Sant Llorenç in Sant Feliu de Llobregat (el Baix Llobregat)
  • Festa major of Sant Llorenç Savall (el Vallès Occidental)

Around Catalonia

  • Festa major of Sant Llorenç in Llorenç del Penedès (el Baix Penedès)
  • Festa major of Bescanó (el Gironès)
  • Festa Major of Sant Llorenç de Morunys (el Solsonès)
  • Festa major in Maçanet de la Selva (la Selva)
  • Festa major of Sant Llorenç de la Muga (Alt Empordà)
  • Festa major in Espinavessa, Aj. Cabanelles (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa major in Campdevànol (el Ripollès)
  • Festa major in Pinell de Brai (la Terra Alta)
  • Festa major in Gratallops (el Priorat)
  • Festa major d'estiu in Vila-rodona (l'Alt Camp)
  • Festa Major of Das (la Cerdanya)
  • Festa major of Castelló d'Empúries (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Ullastret (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa Major in La Galera (el Montsià)
  • Festa major in Gratallops (el Priorat)
  • Festa major d'estiu in Vila-rodona (l'Alt Camp)
  • Festa Major of Das (la Cerdanya)
  • Festa major of Castelló d'Empúries (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Ullastret (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa Major in La Galera (el Montsià)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes de Sant Llorenç in Alaior (Menorca)
  • Festes patronals of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar (Mallorca)
  • Festes patronals in Selva (Mallorca)
  • Festes Majors of Benillup (Comunitat Valenciana, el Comtat)




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