February 12th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on February 12th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.



1462 - Calaf (l'Anoia): The Remences revolt against the authorities, which means the start of the War of the Remences

1939 - Xàtiva: Bombing of the station of Xàtiva by the fascist Italian airforce, which caused 129 dead.

1987 - Sa Dragonera, Mallorca: The urbanisation plan for the island is stopped judicially.

2004 - Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró: The first wild wolf in 70 years is detected in the Principality. He had strayed from the Italian Apennine Mountains.


1843 - València: Eduard Boscà i Casanovas, Valencian doctor and naturalist (died 1924).

1876 - Esparreguera, Province of Barcelona: Amadeu Cuscó i Panadès, Catalan musician (died 1942).

1940 - Barcelona: Robert Saladrigas i Riera, Catalan writer and journalist.

1980 - Ontinyent, Vall d'Albaida: Juan Carlos Ferrero, Valencian tennist.


Festivals and Commemorations

February 12th is the Saints' Day of Santa Eulàlia, who is the co-patron saint of Barcelona, and is motive for the city's winter festival and others around Catalonia and Catalan countries.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa Major de Santa Eulàlia in Erill-la Vall (l'Alta Ribagorça) 
  • Festes de Santa Eulàlia a Banyeres del Penedès (el Baix Penedès)
  • Santa Eulàlia in la Vall d'Aran 
  • Festa major petita a Éller (la Cerdanya)  

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