September 24th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on September 24th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1706 - Mallorca: The Austriacist troops land and beat the Borbonics in The War of the Spanish Succession.

1870 - Jacint Verdaguer is ordained as a priest.

1957 - Barcelona: The opening of Camp Nou, the new FC Barcelona stadium, which substitutes the Camp de les Corts.

1995 - Plaça Sant Jaume, Barcelona: Els Minyons de Terrassa build the first cinc de nou amb folre of the 20th century, 112 years after it was last done.

1995 - Plaça Sant Jaume, Barcelona: Els Castellers de Barcelona build the first 2 de 8 amb folre in their history.

1999 - Plaça Sant Jaume, Barcelona: Els Castellers de Barcelona build the first 4 de 9 amb folre in their history.


1868 - Alacant: Tomàs López Torregrosa, Valencian sarsuela composer (died 1913).

1948 - Barcelona: Jaume Sisa, singer-songwriter.


1804 - Jaume Pasqual, doctor in canonic and civil law, abott and prior of the Monastery of Bellpuig de les Avellanes and historian known mainly for his «Monumenta Cathaloniae».

2003 - Barcelona: Jordi Petit i Fontserè, Catalan economist.

Festivals and Commemorations

September 24th is the Saints Day of La Mare de Déu de la Mercè, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

Les Festes de la Mercè  (Main/third day - 22nd-25th September 2016) (Barcelona, el Barcelonès)

Festa major of Calldetenes (Osona)

Around Catalonia

Festa major of Almacelles (el Segrià)

Festes de Santa Tecla in Tarragona (Last/tenth day - 15th-24th September 2016)

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