February 14th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on February 14th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.



1352 - Mallorca: Pere III puts down a Moorish rebellion on the island.

1934 - Camp de Les Corts (Barcelona): The Catalan National Football Team play against Spain and beat them 2-nil.

2000 - La Baronia de Rialb (la Noguera): The Rialb Reservoir opens. This is the largest reservoir in Catalonia.


1778 - Barcelona: Ferran Sor i Muntades, Catalan guitarist and composer (died 1839).

1872 - Centelles: Salvador Ribé i Garcia, Mayor of Sabadell during the Second Republic.

1921 - Barcelona: Antònia Abante i Vilalta, poet.


1712 - Barcelona: Narcís Feliu de la Penya, Catalan lawyer, publicist and historian.

1996 - Madrid: Francisco Tomàs i Valiente, Valencian jurist, historian and writer; assassinated by the terrorist group ETA (born 1932).

2002 - Barcelona: Domènec Balmanya, Catalan footballer (born 1914).

2016 - Barcelona: Muriel Casals i Couturier, Catalan economist and politician, key person in the Catalan independence process (born 1945).

Festivals and Commemorations

In 2018, Wednesday February 14th is Ash Wednesday, which marks the end of Carnivalknown as Carnestoltes in Catalan, with the celebration of the Enterro de la Sardina or Burial of the Sardine.

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