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May 11th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on May 11th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1258 - Corbeil (Île-de-France, France): Representatives of Jaume I and Louis IX of France signen of the Treaty of Corbeil, according to which France recognises the full independence of the Catalan Counties, in return for giving up claims to Provence.

1717 - Cervera: Founding of the Universitat de Cervera.

Births

1842 - Tarragona: Josep Pin i Soler, Catalan writer.

1904 - Figueres (Alt Empordà): Salvador Dalí, Catalan painter.

1911 - Sabadell: Ricard Simó i Bach, Sabadell biographer.

Deaths

1987 - Gandia (la Safor): Alfons Roig Izquierdo, Valencian priest, writer and art critic (born 1903).

2003 - Barcelona: José Manuel Lara Hernández, publisher, founder of Editorial Planeta (born 1914).

Festivals and Commemorations

May 11th is the Saints' Day of Sant Anastasi of Lleida, where he was born, or Badalona, where he died, and is an excuse for festivals in both towns, especially in Lleida where it is the Festa Major.

Barcelona Province

  • Festes de Maig in Badalona

Around Catalonia

  • Festa Major de Maig in Lleida

May 11th is the Saints' Day of Sant Ponç in Catalonia and his festival has become a day when herb markets with natural remedies are organised in various towns.

Barcelona Province

  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Central Barcelona (El Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi (Sarrià-Sant Gervasi,Barcelona, el Barcelonès)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Poble-sec, Aj. Barcelona (Poble-sec, Sants-Montjuïc, Barcelona, el Barcelonès)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (el Barcelonès)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Sant Cugat (el Vallès Occidental)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Sabadell (el Vallès Occidental)
  • Fira-mercat de Sant Ponç in Cànoves i Samalús (el Vallès Oriental)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Les Franqueses del Vallès (el Vallès Oriental)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Mollet del Vallès (el Vallès Oriental)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Premià de Mar (el Maresme) 
  • Fira de Sant Ponç a Mataró (el Maresme)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Castelldefels (el Baix Llobregat)
  • Fira d'Herbes Remeieres i Productes Artesans in Vilanova de Sau (Osona)

Around Catalonia

  • Fira de Sant Ponç in La Molsosa i Prades (el Solsonès)
  • Fira de les herbes de Marge in Sant Jordi d'Esvalls (el Gironès)
  • Fira mercat d'herbes i productes naturals in Setcases (el Ripollès)




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