September 21st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on September 21st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1354 - Sardenya: Pere III the Cerimonious begins his expedition against the island.

1932 - The Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia, known as the Estatut de Núria, is passed.

1938 - The president of the Republic, Doctor Negrín announces the retreat of the International Brigades to the League of Nations, which condemns the military coup, but doesn't answer the calls for help.

2003 - Barcelona: The Castellers of Barcelona build a 5 de 8 for the first time in their history.

2004 - el Ripollès: an eathquake, which registers 4.2 on the Richter scale, has its epicentre 8 km south-west Ripoll.


1859 - Vilanova i la Geltrú (el Garraf): Francesc Macià, president of Generalitat of Catalonia.

1876 - Barcelona: Juli González i Pellicer, Catalan painter and sculptor (died 1942).

1919 - Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Teresa Rebull, Catalan singer-songwriter and political activist (died 2015).

1936 - Igualada (Anoia): Teresa Gimpera, Catalan actress and model.

1937 - Barcelona: Empar Baró i San Martín, Catalan theatre, cinema and television actress.

1941 - Barcelona: Núria Feliu, Catalan singer and actress.

1962 - Barcelona: Carles Sabater, lead singer of Catalan rock group Sau and actor.


1542 - Perpignan: Joan Boscà i Almogàver, Catalan poet and translator, especially of Spanish renaissance literature.

Festivals and Commemorations

September 21st is the Saints Day of Sant Mateu, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

Festa Major de Sant Mateu in Esplugues de Llobregat (el Baix Llobregat)

Festa major of Vallirana (el Baix Llobregat)

Festa major de Sant Mateu de Bages (el Bages)

Around Catalonia

Festes de Santa Tecla in Tarragona (Seventh day - 15th-24th September 2016)

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