March 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on March 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.



1983 - Balearic Islands: The first elections to the Parlament are held.


1841 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Valentí Almirall i Llozer, Catalan politician and writer.

1897 - Palafrugell, Baix Empordà: Josep Pla i Casadevall, Catalan writer and journalist.

1901 - la Guàrdia Lada, Segarra: Ramon Balcells i Basomba, Catalan doctor.

1934 - Vidreres, la Selva: Martí Vergés i Massa, Catalan footballer.

1942 - València, l'Horta: Manuel Valdés Blasco, Valencian painter and sculptor.

1946 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: José Manuel Lara Bosch, businessman and president of Grupo Planeta.

1964 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Sílvia Marsó, Catalan theatre, film and television actress.


1723 - Alacant, Alacantí: Isidre Escorihuela, Valencian choir leader and composer.

1988 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Ramon Sastre i Juan, Catalan architect, writer and poet.

2015 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Maria Girona i Benet, Catalan painter.

Festivals and Commemorations

March 8th is the Saints' Day of Sant Joan de Déu was a Portuguese priest who founded the Order of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God and in Catalonia is the patron saint of firefighters (bombers in Catalan).

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa dels bombers in Puigcerdà (la Cerdanya)

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