January 7th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on January 7th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.



1833 - Tremp (Pallars Jussà): Josep Manyanet i Vives, Catalan priest (died 1901).

1836 - València: Teodor Llorente, poet and politician, main representative of the Valencian Renaixença.

1841 - València: Antonio García Peris, Valencian photographer.

1854 - Barcelona: Remei Morlius i Balanzó, Barcelonan poet, educator and writer

1855 - Barcelona: Raimon Casellas i Dou, Catalan journalist, art critic, modernista narrator and collector.

1921 - Barcelona: Felícia Fuster i Viladecans, Barcelonan writer.

1962 - Gratallops, Priorat: Josep-Enric Balaguer i Pelegrí, Catalan painter.


1867 - Barcelona: Antoni Casanovas i Bosch, textile businessman and mayor of Sabadell.

1947 - València: Bernat Morales i Sanmartín, playwright, novelist, composer and journalist (born 1864).

2011 - València: Joan Piquer i Simón, Valencian film maker (born 1936).

Festivals and Commemorations

January 7th is the Saints' Day of Sant Ramon de Penyafort, who is a medieval Catalan saint and the patron of many parishes around Catalonia so there are quite a few celebrations in his honour but, as far as I know, no actual festivals.

  • Seguici de les basíliques de la Barcelona antiga
  • Festes de Sant Raimon a Vilafranca del Penedès (l'Alt Penedès)
  • Parròquia de Sant Ramon de Penyafort de Barcelona

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