May 31st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on May 31stth in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1550 - Pollença, Mallorca: The Turkish privateer Dragut, with 1,500 men, occupy the town, but is beaten by the Pollencins, led by Joan Mas.

1938 - Bombing of Granollers during the Spanish Civil War by the Aviación legionària de la Regia Aeronautica.

2001 - Teresa Pàmies receives the XXXIII Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes.


1873 - Barcelona: Josep Falp i Plana, Catalan doctor, writer and founder of the Lliga Vegetariana de Catalunya (died 1913).

1890 - Sabadell: Francesc Casañas i Riera, Catalan rope manufacturer and photographer.

1913 - Sabadell: Joan Clavell i Corominas, teacher.

1925 - Cases Altes, Racó d'Ademús: Francesc Candel Tortajada, Valencian writer and journalist (died 2007).

1937 - Argelaguer, la Garrotxa: Josep Pujiula i Vila, Tarzan of Argelaguer, Catalan lathe operator (died 2016).

1951 - Sedaví, Horta Sud: Ferran Torrent, Valencian writer and journalist.


1151 - Girona: Guillem Umbert de Basella, Baron of Montseny.

1410 - Barcelona: Martí the Humane, King of Aragon, the last of the House of Barcelona.

1968 - Benicalap, València: Regino Más i Marí, innovative Valencian faller artista (born 1899).

1962 - Barcelona: Eduard Toldrà i Soler, Catalan composer (born 1895).

Festivals and Commemorations

Corpus Christi takes place 60 days after Easter on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, which in 2018 is May 31st, and the celebration of the festival has very deep roots in Catalonia so there are a multitude of processions, street festivals and floral carpets.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festes de Corpus in Girona (el Gironès)
  • Festa de Corpus in Solsona (el Solsonès)
  • Festa de Corpus in Reus (el Baix Camp)
  • Festa de Corpus in Tarragona (el Tarragonès)
  • Festa de Corpus in Valls (l'Alt Camp)
  • Festa de Corpus in Lleida (el Segrià)
  • Els Veïnats d'Esterri d'Àneu (el Pallars Sobirà)
  • Festes dels barris-Festa del pa beneït in El Vendrell (Baix Penedès)
  • Les Enramades in Arbúcies (la Selva)
  • Festa de les Enramades in Sant Llorenç de Morunys (el Solsonès)
  • L'Enramada a Guissona (Segarra)
  • Catifes de flors in l'Ametlla de Mar (Baix Ebre)
  • Catifes de Corpus in  Flix (Ribera d'Ebre)  
  • Catifes de flors i Festes del Corpus in Tivissa (Ribera d'Ebre)
  • Festes de Corpus in Lleida (el Segrià) 
  • Catifes de Corpus in El Perelló (el Baix Ebre)
  • Festa de Corpus in Balaguer (la Noguera)
  • Catifes de Corpus in l'Estartit (el Baix Empordà) 
  • Festa del Corpus in l'Aleixar (el Baix Camp)
  • Corpus in Vilaplana (el Baix Camp) 

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festa de Corpus in Ontinyent (la Vall d'Albaida)
  • Processó o Cavalcada del Convit in València
  • Festa del Corpus in Meliana (Horta Nord)
  • Festa del Corpus in Gandia (la Safor)

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