October 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on October 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1321 - València: an overflowing of the River Túria causes more than 400 dead and cuts off the bridges of els Catalans, els Serrans and el Real.

- Capitulations of Pedralbes. The Crown of Aragon recovers Rosselló and la Cerdanya.

- Alicante: MCPV member Miquel Grau dies in hospital as a result of injuries caused by a tile that was thrown at him as he hung posters for the Diada del País Valencià.


1796 - Sabadell: Pere Turull i Sallent, known as El Rico Catalán, a Sabadell industrialist (died 1869).
1921 - Barcelona: Josep Trias, Catalan goalkeeper.
1943 - Sabadell: Josep Maria Plans i Molina, Catalan doctor and politician.
1949 - Pessonada, Pallars Jussà: Pep Coll, Catalan writer.


1754 - Joan Torres i Oliva, priest and biographer.
1922 - Palma, Mallorca: Miquel Costa i Llobera, Mallorcan poet.
1976 - Sabadell: Jaume Viladoms i Valls, Catalan teacher and socialist.
2000 - València, País Valencià: Antoni Ferrandis Monrabal, Valencian actor.

Festivals and Commemorations

October 16th is the Saints Day of Sant Galderic, who is the patron saint of Catalan farmers and an excuse for autumn festivals in the countryside throughout Catalonia and the Catalan countries.

Barcelona Province

  • Diada de Sant Galderic in Barcelona
  • Festa de Sant Galderic in Graugés, Aj. d'Avià (el Berguedà)
  • Festivitat de Sant Galderic in Terrassa (el Vallès Occidental)
  • Festa de Sant Galderic a Canovelles (el Vallès Oriental)

Around Catalonia

  • Festa de Sant Galderic in Pla de Martís (el Pla de l'Estany)
  • Festa de Sant Galderic in La Tallada d'Empordà (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa de Sant Galderic in Ulldemolins (el Priorat)
  • Festa de Sant Galderic a Vilobí d'Onyar (la Selva)

Catalan Countries

  • Festa de Sant Galderic a Vinçà (el Conflent)

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