January 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on January 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


2004 - The start of broadcasts of Ràdio Vilamajor in Sant Antoni de Vilamajor (Vallès Oriental).


1713 - Jordi Joan i Santacília, Valancian scientist.

1881 - Maella (Matarranya): Pau Gargallo i Catalán, Catalan sculptor (died 1934).

1934 - Figueres (Alt Empordà): Antoni Pitxot, Catalan painter (died 2015).

1939 - València: Paco Muñoz, Valencian singer.

1942 - Terenci Moix, Catalan writer.

1958 - Jordi Botella Miró, writer.


1387 - Barcelona: Pere the Cerimonious, monarch of the Crown of Aragon (67 years old ).

1924 - València: Faustí Barberà i Martí, Valancian doctor, intellectual and politician (73 years).

1934 - Barcelona: Sebastià Farnés i Badó, Catalan lawyer, shorthand expert, writer and folklorist.

1937 - Porreres (Mallorca): Aurora Picornell Femenies, Mallorcan communist leader, killed by Francoists (born 1912).

1938 - el Brull, Osona: Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel, Mallorcan poet and translator (born 1913).

1960 - Sant Celoni, Vallès Oriental: Quico Sabaté, anarchist militant and maqui, killed by the Guàrdia Civil (44 years).

1981 - Sabadell: Dolors Miralles i Valls, teacher and women's labour rights activist.

2001 - Barcelona: Anna Maria de Saavedra i Macià, Catalan poet (born 1905).

Festivals and Commemorations

January 5th is the evening before Three Kings' Day, when the the kings arrive in many towns and there's a procession.

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