June 29th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on June 29th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1529 - Treaty of Barcelona (1529), puts an end to the aspirations of Francis I of Italy in Northern Italy.

1707 - el País Valencià: The publication of the Decree of Nova Planta, which abolished the government and administration. Another one affecting the Kingdom of Aragon was published on the day.

1794 - Barcelona: A mob attacks Reial Roselló (old regiment named Català Mazarí), killing hundreds of soldiers and taking the rest prisoner.

1837 - Xerta (Baix Ebre): Under the protection of General Cabrera, the Royal Espedition commanded by the Carlist pretender Carles Maria Isidre de Borbó crosses the River Ebro at Xerta.

1989 - The Audiència Nacional orders the freeing of Antoní Massaguer, Xavier Barberà and Ferran Jabardo, members of EPOCA condemned for the Batista i Roca case.


1520 - València: Nicolau Factor, Valencian Franciscan friar and Renaissance painter (died 1583).

1773 - Montmaneu, diocese of Vic: Agustí Torres, professor of human arts at the University of Cervera.

1881 - Sabadell: Pau Vila i Dinarès, Catalan teacher and geographer (died 1980).

1891 - Sabadell: Miquel Bertran i Oleart, last republican mayor of Sabadell.

1944 - Barcelona: Andreu Mas-Colell, Catalan politician, economist and university professor.

1949 - Parets del Vallès, Vallès Oriental: Joan Clos i Matheu, politician, Mayor of Barcelona from September 1997 to September 2006. From 2006 to 2008, he was Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Spanish government.

1962 - Barcelona: Joan Laporta i Estruch, lawyer, president of Futbol Club Barcelona, deputy for the SI party and member of the ERC lists.

1963 - Perpinyà: Joan-Lluís Lluís, North Catalan writer.

1979 - Palma: Alejo Sauras, actor.


11892 - Barcelona: Emili Pi i Molist, psychiatrist.

Festivals and Commemorations

June 29th is the Saints Day of Sant Pere, who is known as Saint Peter in English, and is an important festival day in Catalonia and the rest of the Catalan countries with Festa Majors in many towns.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa major de Sant Pere in Reus (El Baix Camp)
  • Festa Major de Cambrils (el Baix Camp)
  • Festa Major de Sant Pere a Calafell (El Baix Penedès)
  • Festa Major d'estiu a Tossa de Mar (la Selva)
  • Festa Major de Sant Pere a Garrigàs (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major de Sant Pere Pescador (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major de Sant Pere a Begur (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa Major de Sant Pere a Alp (Cerdanya)
  • Festa major d'Abella, Aj. Vilallonga de Ter (el Ripollès)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes de Sant Pere in Esporles (Mallorca) 
  • Festes patronals a la Colònia Sant Pere, Aj. Artà (Mallorca)
  • Festes de Sant Pere a Andratx (Mallorca)
  • Festa major de Sant Pere a Tabarca, Aj. Alacant (l'Alacantí)

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