June 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on June 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1802 - Menorca: The Captain General of Mallorca, Joan Miquel Vives, takes possession of the island in the name of Spain after the end of the British occupation.

1870 - Barcelona: First Spanish Workers Congress.

1938 - Castelló (la Plana Alta): Francoist troops occupy the city.

1983 - Ascó (la Ribera d'Ebre): The nuclear power plant Ascó II begins working.

2009 - Prat de Llobregat: Terminal 1 of Barcelona International Airport opens.


1816 - Asp: Jenaro Alenda y Mira, Spanish writer and librarian (died 1893).

1913 - Vic, Osona: Andreu Colomer i Munmany, Catalan businessman and benefactor (died 2008).

1978 - Arenys de Munt, Maresme: Daniel Brühl, Catalano-German actor.


Festivals and Commemorations

June 16th is the Saints Day of Sant Quirze and Santa Julita, who were son and mother respectively, and is the motive for two Festa Majors in Catalonia.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa Major de Durro (Alta Ribagorça)

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