August 15th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

April 21, 2021 Off By barcelonas

This page lists historical and other events on August 15th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..


1250 – Xàtiva, Kingdom of València: King Jaume I concedes the privilege of organising a trade fair to the town.

1285 – Girona: Combat de Santa Maria, an episode in the Crusade against the Crown of Aragon at the gates of the city. The Catalano-Aragonese troops flee in the face of the French attack.

1304 – THe Almogàvers commanded by Roger de Flor beat a very superior Turkish force at the Battle of Kibistra (also known as the Battle of the Mountains of Taure) to the cry of Deperta Ferro! or Iron Awake!

– Alaró, Mallorca: electric light arrives to the island for the first time.


1842 – València: Josep Aguirre Matiol, Valencian poet (died 1920).

1879 – Sabadell: Josep Masllovet i Sanmiquel, Catalan musician and composer (died 1946).

1920 – València: Vicente Aguilera Cerni, Valencian art critic and essayist (died 2005).


1971 – Viena (Àustria): Joan Prat i Esteve, known as Armand Obiols, Catalan writer, journalist and literary critic (born 1904).

1983 – Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Miquel Crusafont i Pairó, Catalan paleontologist (born 1910).

1997 – París (França): Roc Llop i Convalia, Catalan trades unionist and writer (born 1908).

2011 – Barcelona: Joaquim Maluquer i Sostres, Catalan sociologist and ornithologist, Creu de Sant Jordi in 1996 (born 1930).

2015 – Beniarbeig, Alacant: Rafael Chirbes, Valencia writer, who wrote in Spanish, and literary critic (born 1949).

Festivals and Commemorations

August 15th is the Saints Day of La Mare de Déu d’Agost also known as L’Assumpció or Ascension of Mary, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

  • Festa Major of Gràcia (Vila de Gràcia, el Barcelonès)
  • Festa Major and Festa de l’Arbre Fruiter in Moià (el Bages)
  • Festa major of Manlleu (Osona)
  • Festa Major d’estiu in Vilalba Sasserra (Vallès Oriental)
  • Festa Major of Martorell (el Baix Llobregat)
  • Festa major d’estiu in Badalona (el Barcelonès)
  • Festa Major of Cubelles (el Garraf)
  • Festa major of Sant Boi de Lluçanès (Osona)
  • Festa Major of Ullastrell (el Vallès Occidental)
  • Festa Major of Castelldefels (el Baix Llobregat)

Around Catalonia

  • Festa major of Senterada (el Pallars Jussà)
  • Festa Major of Roses (l’Alt Empordà)
  • Festes Majors of Amposta (el Montsià)
  • Festa Major of la Bisbal d’Empordà (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa Major de Solivella (la Conca de Barberà)
  • Festa Major of Rialp (el Pallars Sobirà)
  • Festa Major in Vilamacolum (l’Alt Empordà)
  • Festa major d’Albarca (el Priorat)
  • Festa Major of Ribes de Freser (el Ripollès)
  • Festa major of Organyà (l’Alt Urgell)
  • Festa major of Amer (la Selva)
  • Festa Major of Salitja, Aj. Vilobí d’Onyar (la Selva)
  • Festa major of Tortellà (la Garrotxa)
  • Ball del Tatero in Vilaller (l’Alta Ribagorça)
  • Festa Major in Vilanova de la Barca (el Segrià)
  • Festa Major of Arbeca (les Garrigues)
  • Festa Major of Deltebre (el Baix Ebre)
  • Festa major d’Estiu in La Canonja (el Tarragonès)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes of Sencelles (Mallorca)
  • Festes de la Mare de Déu d’Agost in Sineu (Mallorca)
  • Festes de la Mare de Déu in Santa Margalida (Mallorca)
  • Festa Major de Castelló de Farfanya (La Noguera)