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January 6th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on January 6th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1640 - Salses, Rosselló; Thirty Years War: The Catalan take back the castle, which had been captured by the French on June 20th the year before.

Births

1791 - Ontinyent, Vall d'Albaida: Josep Melcior Gomis, Valencian romantic composer (died 1836).

1873 - Barcelona: Joaquim Mir i Trinxet, Catalan painter.

1908 - Figueres, Alt Empordà: Anna Maria Dalí i Domènech, sister of Salvador Dalí (died 1989).

1923 - València, l'Horta: Santiago Grisolía García, Valencian biochemist, president of the Consell Valencià de Cultura since 1996.

1954 - Sueca, Ribera Baixa: Emili Piera, Valencian journalist.

Deaths

1532 - València: Joan de Ribera, Valencian priest who was viceroy and archbishop of Valencia and the a saint (born 1532).

1943 - València: Lluís Lúcia i Lúcia, Valencian journalist and polítician of the Dreta Regional Valenciana, minister during the Second Republic (born 1888).

1989 - Londres: Lina Llubera, Catalan soprano, married to the Russian composer Serguei Prokófiev for 18 years.

1998 - Premià de Mar: Josep Cruset Porqué, poet, writer and journalist in the Spanish language.

Festivals and Commemorations

January 6th is Three Kings' Day, the Festival of Epiphany, when children receive presents.

In the morning, the massive El Niño lottery draw is held and the Josep Pla i Nadal prizes are awarded in the evening.




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