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Saints' Day of Sant Iscle and Santa Victòria

November 17th

November 17th is the Saints Day of Sant Iscle and Santa Victòria, which despite the cold weather, is an excuse for Festa Majors in Catalonia and the Catalan countries.

Sant Iscle and Santa Victòria were a brother and sister from Cordoba in Andalucía who were martyred by Diocletian in AD 303.

In the 10th century story, first Diocletian placed them in an oven where they sang hymns, then they were thrown into the River Guadalquivir where they floated to the top, next they were hung over a fire but the flames avoided them and burnt the onlooking pagans until finally Sant Iscle was decapitated and Santa Victòria was shot with arrows.

They tend to be associated with the Visigoths and there was a basilica in Cordoba dedicated to them before the Arab invasion in 711.

In Catalonia, there various towns that have Visigoth origins and still bear their name, such as Sant Iscle d'Empordà and the church of Sant Iscle i Santa Victòria de Surp amongst other locations. 





Festes de Sant Iscle and Santa Victòria

November 17th is the Saints Day of Sant Iscle and Santa Victòria, which despite the cold weather, is an excuse for Festa Majors in Catalonia and the Catalan countries.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa Major of Bàscara (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Sant Iscle d'Empordà, Aj. Serra de Daró (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Centenys, Aj. Esponellà (el Pla de l'Estany)
  • Festa Major of Vidreres (la Selva)
  • Festa de Sant Iscle in Colltort, Aj. de Sant Feliu de Pallerols (la Garrotxa)
  • Festa de l’Ajust in Breda (la Selva)




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