April 25th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on April 25th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1707 - Almansa, Kingdom of Castile: The Felipist troops beat the Austriacists at the Battle of Almansa, which lead to Castile occupying the Kingdom of València (The War of the Spanish Succession).


1968 - Barcelona, el Barcelonès: Ferran Martínez Garriga, Catalan basketball player.


1196 - Perpignan, Comtat del Rosselló: Alfons the Chaste, also known as the Troubador, first king of the Crown of Aragon, founder of the Orde d'Alcalá de la Selva.

1965 - Santiago de Chile: Salvador Sarrà i Serravinyals, Catalan politician, businessman and writer.

1969 - Montevideo, Uruguay: Margarida Xirgu i Subirà, Uruguayo-Catalan actress.

1972 - Castelldefels, Baix Llobregat: George Sanders, British actor.

2014 - Barcelona: Francesc Vilanova i Bayó, Tito Vilanova, football player and coach.

Festivals and Commemorations

April 25th is the Saints' Day of Sant Marc the Evangelist, author of the Gospel According to Saint Mark, who is venerated throughout the Christian world and his festival is celebrated around Catalonia.

Barcelona Province

  • Festa Major de Balsareny (Bages) 

Around Catalonia

  • Festes majors de Sant Marc a Mas de Barberans (el Montsià)

Catalan-speaking countries

  • Festa de Sant Marc a Sineu (Mallorca) 

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