September 26th is the Saints Day of Sant Cosme and Sant Damià, which as the weather can normally be expected to be good, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.
Until 1969, Sant Cosme and Sant Damià, who are known as the Sants Metges or Doctor Saints, had their Saints Day on September 27th so the modern festivities tend to take place over at least two days in most towns.
Cosme and Damià were two brothers, who were martyred during the reign of Diocletian either in 297 or 303, and are known as the Doctor Saints because of miracles they performed curing the sick.
They are normally seen together holding pots of medicine or medical instruments in their hands, although they are sometimes shown in the act of curing someone or even after they had been beheaded.
September 23rd is the Saints Day of Sant Cosme and Sant Damià, which as the weather is theoretically still good, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.
Around the Catalan-speaking Countries