August 6th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on August 6th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1835 - Barcelona: An angry mob set fire to the Fàbrica Bonaplata during les bullangues.
1912 - Sabadell: There first floodlit football match in Spain is played between CE Sabadell and FC Barcelona.
2008 - The film WALL·E, produced by Pixar (with some copies dubbed into Catalan in the Principality of Catalonia) is first shown in cinemas.


1932 - Barcelona: Lluís Maria Xirinacs i Damians, Catalanist priest and politician.


1162 - Borgo San Dalmazzo, Piemont: Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona.
1458 - Vatican, Papal States: Alfons de Borja, who reigned as Pope Callixtus III. He was Valencian and spoke Catalan. (born 1358).
1929 - Barcelona: Guillem August Tell i Lafont, Catalan lawyer, notary and poet, master of Gai Saber in 1900 (n. 1861).
1936 - Serra del Guadarrama, Madrid, Spain: Josep Sunyol i Garriga, Catalan politician and president of FC Barcelona, shot dead by nationalist troops (born 1898).

Festivals and Commemorations

August 6th is the Saints Day of Sant Salvador, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia.

Barcelona Province

  • Festa major a Les Gunyoles, Aj. Avinyonet del Penedès (l'Alt Penedès)

Around Catalonia

  • Festa major of Vimbodí (la Conca de Barberà)
  • Festa Major of Rocafort de Vallbona, Aj. Sant Martí de Riucorb (l'Urgell)
  • Festes of the barri of Pardinyes, Lleida (el Segrià)
  • Festa Major of el Pont de Suert (l'Alta Ribagorça)
  • Festa Major dels Pallaresos (el Tarragonès)
  • Festa Major of Picamoixons (l'Alt Camp)

Catalan-speaking countries

  • Festes del Crist de la Salut in El Palmar, Aj. de València (l’Horta)
  • Festes majors of Aldaia (l'Horta Oest) 
  • Festes patronals of Artà (Mallorca)
  • Festes of the Santíssim Crist in Silla (l'Horta Sud)
  • Festes patronals of Xeraco (la Safor)
  • Festes majors of Otos (la Vall d'Albaida)

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