September 29th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries




This page lists historical and other events on September 29th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


Events

1868 - Països Catalans: following the arrival of news of the victory of the rebels in the battle of Pont d'Alcolea and the success of the revolution in Madrid, the revolutionary juntas are constituted in Barcelona and the other main cities (First Spanish Republic).

1935 - Barcelona: the Bloc Obrer i Camperol and Esquerra Comunista join together to form the Partit Obrer d'Unificació Marxista (POUM), which George Orwell joined and writes about in Homage to Catalonia.

1959 - el Baix Camp: torrential rain causes what became known as the floods of Sant Miquel.

1977 - Catalonia: the Spanish government restores the Provisional Generalitat of Catalonia, which had been abolished by the Franco regime.

2013 - Illes Balears: Massive demonstration against the TIL of the Govern presided by José Ramón Bauzá (PP) and its political education and support for the indefinite strike of Balearic Islands teachers . More than 100.000 attended in Palma, 8.000 in Maó, 7.000 in Eivissa and a thousand in Barcelona.


Births

1538 - Verdú (l'Urgell): Joan Terès i Borrull, viceroy of Catalonia.

1879 - Sabadell: Santiago Segura i Burguès, Catalan art dealer and promotor.

1912 - Barcelona (el Barcelonès): Pere Calders i Rossinyol, Catalan writer.

1985 - Sabadell (el Vallès Occidental): Dani Pedrosa, Catalan motorcyclist.


Deaths

1930 - Barcelona: Gaspar Miró i Lleó, painter.

2010 - Barcelona: Eduard Manchón i Molina, Catalan footballer, who played for FC Barcelona


Festivals and Commemorations

September 29th is the Saints Day of Sant Miquel, which as the weather's still good, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

Festa major of La Barceloneta (La Barceloneta, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, El Barcelonès)

Festa major de Sant Miquel in Molins de Rei (El Baix Llobregat)

Festa major of Castellar de N'Hug (El Berguedà)

Festa major of Sant Miquel del Cros, Argentona (El Maresme)

The Rest of Catalonia

Festa major in Cervià de les Garrigues (Les Garrigues)

Festa Major de Sant Miquel in Vallfogona de Balaguer (La Noguera)

Festa major of Mont-Roig del Camp (el Baix Camp)

Festa major of the Barri de Sant Miquel d'Olot (la Garrotxa)

Festa Major of Sant Miquel de Fluvià (l'Alt Empordà)

Festa Major of Palol de Revardit (el Pla de l'Estany)

Festa major of Riudellots de la Selva (la Selva)

Festa major of Alforja (el Baix Camp)

Around the Catalan-speaking Countries

Fira i festes de Sant Miquel in Llíria (el Camp de Túria)

Festa de Sant Miquel in Alguer (Sardenya)




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