December 26th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on December 26th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1995 - Barcelona: Homage basketball match to Epi, who had retired in June. His shirt number was also retired and he was awarded the Olympic Order.


1760 - Sogorb, Alt Palància: José Juan Camarón y Meliá, Valencian painter and engraver (died 1819).

1848 - Barcelona: Ignasi Ferrer i Carrió, Catalan grammarian and writer (died 1903).

1849 - Alcoi: Josep Espí i Ulrich, Valencian composer and musician (died 1905).

1930 - Lleida: Josep Pernau i Riu, Catalan journalist (died 2011).

1955 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental: Sergi Mateu i Vives, Catalan theatre, cinema and television actor.

1981 - Banyoles - Pla de l'Estany: Albert Corominas Bertran, Catalan canoeist.


2012 - Calonge, (Baix Empordà): Dolors Hubach i Vilarrodà, Catalan teacher.

Festivals and Commemorations

December 26th is La Diada de Sant Esteve or the Saints' Day of Saint Stephen, one of the early Christian martyrs. In Catalonia, Sant Esteve, is the continuation of El Dia de Nadal and is a public holiday.

Barcelona Province

  • Concert de Sant Esteve al Palau de la Música
  • Ball de Garlandes a Sant Esteve Sesrovires (el Baix Llobregat)

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