January 25th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on January 25th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1151 - Riudoms (Baix Camp): The Norman prince Robert d'Aguiló donates the territory of Riudoms to the knight Arnau de Palomar on condition that he builds a castle, and this is considered the founding of the town.

1711 - Girona is occupied by Borbón troops.

1981 - A group of intellectuals sign the Manifesto of the 2,300 against the linguistic policies of the Generaliat of Catalonia and discrimination against Spanish.

2010 - València: Various Valencian, progressive and ecological political parties create Coalició Compromís.


1233 - Palma: Ramon Llull, escriptor, philosopher, mystic, theologian, teacher and missionary (died around 1315).

1921 - Llíria: Juan Vicente Mas Quiles, Valencian composer, conductor and bandleader.

1928 - Barcelona: Adolfo Marsillach i Soriano, Catalan actor, playwright, theatre director and writer (m. 2002).

1952 - València: Manuel Llorente Martín, Valencin businessman, president of València CF (2009-2013).

1980 - Terrassa: Xavier Hernández i Creus, former Futbol Club Barcelona footballer.


1829 - Terrassa: Antoni Bosch i Cardellach, Catalan doctor, archiver and historian.

1962 - Illa, Rosselló: Josep Sebastià Pons, North Catalan writer (born 1886).

1978 - Barcelona: Joaquim Viola i Sauret, Catalan politician, shot by EPOCA.

Festivals and Commemorations

January 25th is the Saints' Day of Sant Pau or Saint Paul the Apostle, who was originally known as Saul of Tarsus, and is the reason for a number of winter festivals around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

  • Festa major d'hivern in Sant Pol de Mar (El Maresme)
  • Festa major de Sant Pau in Sant Pere de Ribes (El Garraf)
  • Ballada per les masies in Sant Pere de Ribes (El Garraf)
  • Festa Major de Sant Pau in Torrelles de Llobregat (El Baix Llobregat)

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