December 4th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on December 4th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.



1656 - Barcelona: Antonio de Villarroel, general who led the defence of Barcelona during the Siege of 1714 (died 1726).

1841 - Barcelona: Maria del Pilar Maspons i Labrós, Maria de Bell-lloc, Catalan writer (died 1907).

1893 - Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Ferran Llàcer i Carrera, early Catalan sports aviator.

1906 - Granollers: Conrad Saló i Ramell, composer of sardanas.

1946 - Manacor, Illes Balears: Maria Antònia Oliver, Mallorcan writer.


1905 - Maó, Menorca: Maria Elena Maseras i Ribera, Catalan doctor and educator (born 1853).

1914 - Castell de Burriac, Cabrera de Mar, Maresme: Antoni Samarra i Tugues, polyfacetic Catalan artist.

2009 - Barcelona, El Barcelonès: Jordi Solé i Tura, Catalan lawyer, politician and university professor.

2013 - Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat: Joana Raspall i Juanola, Catalan writer, lexicographer and librarian.

Festivals and Commemorations

December 4th is the Saints' Day of Santa Bàrbara and, although winter is upon us, it is still an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa de Santa Bàrbara in Bellmunt de Priorat (El Priorat)
  • Festa Major of Ogassa (El Ripollès)
  • Festa in the Barri de les Mines d'Osor (La Selva)

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