June 2nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on June 2nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1442 - Naples: Alfons the Magnanimous conquers the Kingdom of Naples after 6 months of siege.


1565 - Solsona: Francesc Ribalta, Catalan painter influenced by tenebrism (died 1628).

1928 - Barcelona: Carlos Barral i Agesta, Catalan publisher, politician and writer in the Spanish language (died 1989).


1906 - Torrejón de Ardoz, Comunitat de Madrid: Mateu Morral Roca, Catalan anarchist, responsible for the assassination attempt against Alfons XIII and Victòria Eugènia (born 1880).

1979 - Barcelona: Fèlix Goñi i Roura, member of Terra Lliure. (born 1958).

1989 - Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra: Josep Viladomat i Massanas, Catalan sculptor (born 1899).

2002 - Picassent, l'Horta Sud: José María Cervera Lloret, Valencian composer, conductor and music teacher (born 1910).

2016 - Argelaguer, la Garrotxa: Josep Pujiula i Vila, el Tarzan d'Argelaguer, Catalan lathe operator (born 1937).

Festivals and Commemorations

June 2nd is the Saints' Day of Sant Elm, who was bishop of Formia and as he is patron saint of sailors, his festival is celebrated in a number of towns around Catalonia.

Barcelona Province

  • Regata de Vaixells d’Època, Clàssics, Clàssics de fibra i Vela Llatina at the Museu Marítim in Barcelona
  • Baixada de barques a la platja a l'estil tradicional in Sant Pol de Mar (el Maresme)

Around Catalonia

  • Festa de Sant Elm in Lloret de Mar (la Selva)
  • Festa de Sant Elm in Tossa de Mar (la Selva)

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