September 23rd is the Saints Day of Santa Tecla, which as the weather is still good, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.
Santa Tecla of Iconium was a first century Turkish follower of Paul of Tarsus, who was popular in the Byzantine period.
She isn't mentioned in the New Testament and the earliest record of her life comes in the ancient apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla, which dates from the Byzantine period.
In Catalonia, she is patron saint of Tarragona and Sitges and is also the protector of bone cancer sufferers.
September 23rd is the Saints Day of Sant Tecla, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.
Festes de Santa Tecla in Tarragona (El Tarragonès)
Festes de Santa Tecla in Sitges (Sitges, El Garraf)
Festa Major de Santa Tecla in Roda de Ter (Osona)
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