November 11th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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


1164 - Zaragoza:  Ramon, son of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, Girona, Osona, and Cerdanya (1131-1162), is sworn in as King of Aragon in Zaragoza in a assembly before Aragonese nobles with the name Alfons el Cast. The Principality of Catalonia and the Kingdom of Aragon are now united as the Crown of Aragon.

1500 - Granada: Louis XII of France and Fernando the Catholic sign the Treaty of Granada to divide up the Kingdom of Naples.
2004 - Barcelona: The Parliament of Catalonia passes a proposition that demands "respect" from the Spanish government on decisions from the sports federations, a few days before Fresno (California), who would be deciding whether to recognise the national Catalan hockey team.


1082 - Rodés (Avairon), Occitània: Ramon Berenguer III the Great, Count of Barcelona, Girona, Osona, Besalú, Provença and Cerdanya (died 1131).
1844 - Barcelona: Josep Balari i Jovany, Catalan philologist, classicist, historian and stenographer (died 1904).
1892 - Sabadell, província de Barcelona: Joan Puig i Pujol, Catalan writer and politician.
1909 - Sabadell: Maria Teresa Duran i Nogués, Catalan writer and feminist activist.
1944 - Manises, Horta Oest: José Sancho, Valencian actor.


1285 - Vilafranca del Penedès: Pere II the Great, King of Aragon and Count of Barcelona (born 1240).

    1824 - Barcelona: Fèlix Amat de Palou i Pont, Catalan writer, philosopher, stenographer and Jansenist theologian of the Enlightenment (aged 74).
1882 - Madrid: Estanislau Figueras i de Moragas, first President of the First Spanish Republic and President of the Council of Ministers (aged 62).
1959 - Castelló de la Plana, Plana Alta: Gaetà Huguet i Segarra, Valencian businessman, politician and patron (aged 77).
1956 - Barcelona: Ignasi Domènech i Puigcercós, Catalan chef and gastronomer.
1971 - València: Nicolau-Primitiu Gómez i Serrano, Valencian historian and businessman (aged 94).
2000 - Sagunt, Camp de Morvedre: Jaume Bru i Vidal, Valencian poet and historian (aged 79).
2003 - Vic, Osona: Miquel Martí i Pol, Catalan poet (aged 74).

2004 - València: Xavier Casp, Valencian poet and political activist (aged 89).

Festivals and Commemorations

November 11th is the Saints Day of Sant Martí, which despite the cold weather, is an excuse for Festa Majors in Catalonia and the Catalan countries.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa Major de Sant Martí in Calonge (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Xerta (el Baix Ebre)
  • Festes de Sant Martí in Talarn (el Pallars Jussà)
  • Festa Major d'Els Alamús (el Segrià)
  • Festa major petita of Campelles (el Ripollès)
  • Festa major of Pau (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa major of l'Armentera (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Maçanet de Cabrenys (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Masarac (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major de Sant Martí in Perelada (l'Alt Empordà) 
  • Festa Major de Sant Martí in Pontós (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa major of Llampaies, Aj. Saus, Llampaies i Camallera (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major de Sant Martí in La Vajol (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major de Sant Martí in Jafre (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa de Sant Martí a Urtx-el Vilar, Aj. Fontanals de Cerdanya (la Cerdanya)
  • Festa de Sant Martí a Sant Martí d'Aravó, Aj. Guils de Cerdanya (la Cerdanya)
  • Festa Major de Sant Martí a Sales de Llierca (la Garrotxa) 
  • Festa Major de Vilallonga de Ter (el Ripollès) 
  • Festa major d'El Far d'Empordà (l'Alt Empordà)


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