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Saints' Day of Sant Ponç

May 11th

May 11th is the Saints' Day of Sant Ponç in Catalonia and his festival has become a day when herb markets with natural remedies are organised in various towns.

According to local legend, he arrived in Barcelona escaping from religious pursuers and began curing the sick with herbs.

For the rest of the Catholic Church, Ponç was born in Provence at the beginning of the 3rd century and died in Cimiez in Nice around 258 AD and his festival is celebrated on May 14th.

There are a number in Barcelona with the most important on Carrer Hospital outside the Església de Sant Agustí Nou, where his image is found.



Fires de Sant Ponç

May 11th is the Saints' Day of Sant Ponç in Catalonia and his festival has become a day when herb markets with natural remedies are organised in various towns.

Barcelona Province

  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Central Barcelona (El Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi (Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, BarcelonaBarcelonès)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Poble-sec (Poble-sec, Sants-Montjuïc, BarcelonaBarcelonès)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Santa Coloma de GramenetBarcelonès)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Sant Cugat (el Vallès Occidental)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Sabadell (el Vallès Occidental)
  • Fira-mercat de Sant Ponç in Cànoves i Samalús (el Vallès Oriental)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Les Franqueses del Vallès (el Vallès Oriental)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Mollet del Vallès (el Vallès Oriental)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Premià de Mar (el Maresme) 
  • Fira de Sant Ponç a Mataró (el Maresme)
  • Fira de Sant Ponç in Castelldefels (el Baix Llobregat)
  • Fira d'Herbes Remeieres i Productes Artesans in Vilanova de Sau (Osona)

Around Catalonia

  • Fira de Sant Ponç in La Molsosa i Prades (el Solsonès)
  • Fira de les herbes de Marge in Sant Jordi d'Esvalls (el Gironès)
  • Fira mercat d'herbes i productes naturals in Setcases (el Ripollès)




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