Saints' Day of Sant Martí or Saint Martin of Tours 

November 11th

November 11th is the Saints Day of Sant Martí, which despite the cold weather, is an excuse for Festa Majors in Catalonia and the Catalan countries.

Sant Martí or Saint Martin of Tours was born in Pannonia, part of what is now Hungary, in 316 or 317 and died in Candes in Gaul on November 8th 397.

Martinus in Latin was Bishop of Tours and is venerated as a saint by various Christian confessions.

He was one of the most popular saints during the Middle Ages and his Saints' Day is November 11th because this is the date on which his funeral was held in Tours.

He is particularly popular in Catalonia because many towns bear his name and also the word for Rainbow in Catalan is Arc de Sant Martí.





Festes de Sant Martí

November 11th is the Saints Day of Sant Martí, which despite the cold weather, is an excuse for Festa Majors in Catalonia and the Catalan countries.

Barcelona Province


Around Catalonia

  • Festa Major de Sant Martí in Calonge (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Xerta (el Baix Ebre)
  • Festes de Sant Martí in Talarn (el Pallars Jussà)
  • Festa Major d'Els Alamús (el Segrià)
  • Festa major petita of Campelles (el Ripollès)
  • Festa major of Pau (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa major of l'Armentera (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Maçanet de Cabrenys (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Masarac (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major de Sant Martí in Perelada (l'Alt Empordà) 
  • Festa Major de Sant Martí in Pontós (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa major of Llampaies, Aj. Saus, Llampaies i Camallera (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major de Sant Martí in La Vajol (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major de Sant Martí in Jafre (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa de Sant Martí a Urtx-el Vilar, Aj. Fontanals de Cerdanya (la Cerdanya)
  • Festa de Sant Martí a Sant Martí d'Aravó, Aj. Guils de Cerdanya (la Cerdanya)
  • Festa Major de Sant Martí a Sales de Llierca (la Garrotxa) 
  • Festa Major de Vilallonga de Ter (el Ripollès) 
  • Festa major d'El Far d'Empordà (l'Alt Empordà)




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