January 22nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on January 22nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1670 - Prats de Molló (el Vallespir): The residents rise up against French domination (Revolt of Vallespir).


1898 - Sant Pere de Terrassa: Ferran Canyameres i Casamada, Catalan writer.

1990 - Barcelona: Laura Ester Ramos, Catalan waterpolo player.

1942 - Girona (Gironès): Narcís Comadira, Catalan poet, composer and painter.

1957 - Terrassa (Vallès Occidental): Vicenç Villatoro, Catalan writer, journalist and politician.


304 or 305 - València: Sant Vicenç Màrtir, Hispano-Roman Christian, captured and tortured during the persecution of Diocletian, and then venerated as a saint and martyr.

1745 - Hanoi, Indochina: Francesc Gil de Frederic, Dominican and martyr from Tortosa, venerated as a beat.

1755 - Barcelona: Antoni Viladomat i Manalt, Catalan Baroque painter from the 18th century.

1973 - Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Joan Puig i Pujol, Catalan writer and politician.

2000 - Barcelona: Xavier Turull i Creixell, Catalan violinist and composer (77 years old).

Festivals and Commemorations

January 22nd is the Saints' Day of Sant Vicenç, who was a Hispano-Roman Christian martyr, deacon to Sant Valerí, Bishop of Zaragoza, and is patron saint of Valencia and a number of other towns in Catalonia, where winter festivals are held in his honour.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa Major de Sant Vicenç in Llançà (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa major d'hivern de Sant Vicenç in Àger (La Noguera)
  • Festa major d'hivern de Sant Vicenç in Torregrossa (el Pla d'Urgell) 

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