August 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on August 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..


1939 - Madrid, A group of 13 women aged between 18 and 29 years old, known as Las Trece Rosas Rojas or the Thirteen Red Roses, were executed by Francoist troops


1923 - Barcelona: Ramon Noè i Hierro, Catalan illustrator and painter.
1929 - València: Andreu Alfaro, sculptor involved in the Grup Parpalló (died 2012).


1955 - Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Magdalena Calonge i Panyella, a Catalan believer in theosophy
2009 - Barcelona: Jordi Sabater Pi, Catalan primatologist, world specialist in ethology (born 1922).

Festivals and Commemorations

August 5th is the Saints Day of La Mare de Déu de les Neus, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa major d'estiu of el Port de la Selva (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major of La Molina, Aj. Alp (la Cerdanya)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes d'estiu in Calp (la Marina Alta)

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