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Saints' Day of Sant Honorat 

January 16th

January 16th is the Saints' Day of Sant Honorat, who was Bishop of Arle in Provence and lived between AD 350 and 429, and is venerated both in the Orthodox and Catholic churches.

He is well-known as a saint mainly due to a biography, The Life of Sant Honorat, that was written in the Occitan language about by a monk from Lerins around 1300 but became so popular that it was translated into Catalan and French.

Much of the biography deals with probably invented trips to Palestine but in real life, it seems his importance rests in his role as a mediator between Arianism and Manichaeism, which caused serious problems in the early church.

In Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries, Sant Honorat is considered the saint that guards against floods and droughts.





Festes de Sant Honorat

January 16th is the Saints' Day of Sant Honorat, who was Bishop of Arle and lived between AD 350 and 429, and is the reason for a number of winter festivals in the Catalan-speaking countries.

Catalan-speaking countries

  • Festes de Sant Honorat in Algaida (Mallorca)
  • Les Calderes de Sant Honorat a Vinalesa (L'Horta Nord)




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