January 9th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on January 9th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1708 - Alcoy is occupied by the Borbón troops.

1951 - Barcelona: The Sixth American Fleet arrives in Spain for the first time. This event would have an important economic, social and political impact.


1850 - Reus: Lluís Quer i Cugat, writer and economist.

1904 - Barcelona: Josep Miracle i Montserrat, Catalan writer and linguist (died 1998).

1947 - Castelló de la Plana: Biel Mesquida Amengual, Mallorcan writer.

1948 - Eivissa, Balearic Islands: Josep Marí Marí, writer and painter.


1893 - València: Joaquim Balader i Sanchis, Valencian playwright (born 1828).

1904 - Barcelona: Josep Coll i Britapaja, composer, especially of sarsuelas (born 1840).

1920 - Barcelona: Miquel dels Sants Oliver i Tolrà, Mallorcan journalist and writer (born 1864).

1932 - Santacirga, Manacor, Balear Islands: Antoni Maria Alcover i Sureda, ecclesiastic, linguist, writer and folklorist (born 1862).

1950 - Barcelona: Wenceslao Jiménez Orive, anti-francoist fighter from the group Los Maños, shot dead by the police.

1971 - Súria: Salvador Perarnau i Canal, poet and Mestre en Gai Saber (born 1895).

2014 - Barcelona; Josep Maria Castellet, Catalan writer, literary critic and publisher (born 1926).

Festivals and Commemorations

January 9th is the Saints' Day of Sant Julià, who was born to Christian parents in Antoquia in the third century where he and his wife began to preach.

Barcelona Province

Rest of Catalonia

  • Festa major d’hivern a l'Arboç (el Baix Penedés) 
  • Festa major d’hivern de Verges (el Baix Empordà)

Catalan-speaking countries

  • Festes de Sant Julià in Campos (Mallorca)

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