March 3rd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on March 3rd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.



1800 - Torredembarra: Joan Güell i Ferrer, Catalan economist and factory owner.

1932 - Reus, Baix Camp: Gabriel Ferraté Pascual, Catalan industrial and agricultural engineer.

1955 - Sueca, Ribera Baixa: Josep Franco i Martínez, Valencian writer, teacher and translator.

1963 - Barcelona: Manel Lucas i Giralt Catalan journalist, impressionist and scriptwriter.


1176 - Colltort Castle, Sant Feliu de Pallerols (la Garrotxa): Ramon Folc III of Cardona, Viscount of Cardona, betrayed and murdered by Guillem of Berguedà (according to some sources the year before; born 1151).

1459 - València: Ausiàs March, Valencian poet (born around 1397).

1964 - Barcelona: Antoni Pérez i Moya, musician.

1969 - Albaida (la Vall d'Albaida): Josep Segrelles i Albert, Valencian (born 1885).

2011 - Barcelona: Pep Torrents, Catalan theatre , television and film actor, with a long career also as a director and dubbing actor.

2013 - València: José Sancho, Valencian actor (born 1944).

Festivals and Commemorations

March 3rd is Saints' Day of Sant Medir of Barcelona was a peasant farmer, who is co-patron saint of Sant Cugat and his festival is celebrated here and in various Barcelona neighbourhoods.

Barcelona Province

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