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April 1st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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This page lists historical and other events on April 1st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1908 - L'Alguer (Sardinia): The first issue of the magazine La Sardenya Catalana is published.

2005 - Barcelona (Barcelonès): The Centre Nacional de Supercomputació is founded.

Births

1761 - Santa Coloma Sasserra, diocese of Vic: Francesc Mirambell i Giol, priest, lexicographer, historian and academic.

1767 - Barcelona: Domènec Badia i Leblich, Catalan spy, arabist and adventurer (died 1818).

1902 - Sabadell: Salvador Sarrà i Serravinyals, Catalan politician, businessman and writer.

1904 - Alcoi: Juan Gil-Albert Simón, Valencian poet and essayist. (died 1994).

1910 - Barcelona: Rosa Leveroni i Valls, Catalan writer.

1918 - l'Aranyó, la Segarra: Manuel de Pedrolo i Molina, Catalan writer.

1930 - Barcelona: Victòria Sau i Sánchez. feminist writer, psychologist and political activist (died 2013).

Deaths

1799 - Esparreguera: Narcís Casanoves i Bertran, Catalan composer and organist.

1966 - Barcelona: Josep Maria Pericas i Morros, Catalan architect who straddles the periods of Modernisme and Noucentisme (born 1881).

1971 - Sabadell: Gertrudis Artigas i Setó, expert on textiles and teacher at the Escola Industrial.

2016 - Barcelona: Josep Maria Dexeus i Trias de Bes, ginecologist.

Festivals and Commemorations

In 2018, April 1st is Easter Sunday, which mainly a religious and family festival but there are also a number of sardana meetings throughout Catalonia.

Barcelona Province

  • Aplec de la Mare de Déu de l’Alegria - Tiana (el Maresme)
  • Aplec de la Salut de Collbató (el Baix Llobregat)
  • Aplec de la Mare de Déu de Collbàs a Carme (l'Anoia)
  • Aplec a Penyafel, Santa Margarida i els Monjos (l'Alt Penedès)
  • Aplec de Bellmunt (Sant Pere de Torelló, Osona)
  • Aplec al santuari dels Munts (el Lluçanès)
  • Aplec de La Quar (Berguedà) 

Around Catalonia

  • Aplec de Pasqua a l'ermita de Sant Sebastià a Palafurguell (el Baix Empordà)
  • Aplec de Santa Eugènia a Agullana (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Aplec de Santa Reparada de Cinclaus, Aj. l'Escala (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Aplec a l'ermita de la Mare de Déu de Vida de Cistella (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Aplec a l'ermita de la Foia de Cabacés (el Priorat)
  • Aplec de Pasqua - La Pobla de Montornès (el Tarragonès)
  • Aplec de Pasqua a l'ermita de la Mare de Déu de l'Abellera (el Baix Camp)
  • Aplec de la Mare de Déu de Barrulles a Capafonts (el Baix Camp)
  • Aplec a l'ermita del Remei de Flix (la Ribera d'Ebre)
  • Aplec de la font del Talló a Bellver (Cerdanya)
  • Aplec a la Font Bordonera d'Organyà (l'Alt Urgell)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Aplec de Nostra Senyora de la Vida - Vilafranca de Conflent (el Conflent)


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