August 24th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

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



1358 - Perpignan: Joan the Hunter, King of Aragon, València and Mallorca (m. 1390)
1960 - València: César Cano Forrat, Valencian composer and conductor.


1936 - Manresa (Bages): Josep Maria Planes i Martí, Catalan journalist and playwright, one of the first people to do investigative journalism in Catalonia.
1960 - Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Joan Montllor i Pujal, excursionist and writer.

Festivals and Commemorations

August 24th is the Saints Day of Sant Bartomeu, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

Rest of Catalonia
  • Festa Major of Roda de Berà (el Tarragonès)
  • Festa Major of Sidamon (el Pla d'Urgell)
  • Festa Major of Massalcoreig (el Segrià)

Around the Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes de Sant Bartomeu in Montuïri (Mallorca)
  • Festes of Sant Bartomeu in Ferreries (Menorca)
  • Festes patronals of Sant Bartomeu in Consell (Mallorca)
  • Festa major of Xert (el Baix Maestrat)
  • Festes patronals of Vistabella (l'Alcalatén)
  • Festa major of Capdepera (Mallorca)

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