Sant Roc

April 21, 2021 Off By barcelonas

August 16th is the Saints Day of Sant Roc, which as it is summer, is a great excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Sant Roc, or Saint Roch in English, was an Occitanian pilgrim who went to cure plague victims in Rome, where he died, apparently on August 16th, sometime in the 1370s.

 

Festes de Sant Roc

August 16th is the Saints Day of Sant Roc, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

  • Festes de Sant Roc in the Barri Gòtic (Barri Gòtic, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, el Barcelonès)
  • Festa de Sant Roc in Malgrat de Mar (Malgrat de Mar, el Maresme)

Around Catalonia

  • Festa major de Sant Roc in Paüls (el Baix Ebre)
  • Festa Major de Sant Roc in l’Hospitalet de l’Infant (el Baix Camp)
  • Festes Majors La Cava (el Baix Ebre)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes de Sant Roc in Burjassot (l’Horta Nord)
  • Festes de Sant Roc in Porreres (Mallorca)
  • Festes de Sant Roc in Alaró (Mallorca)
  • Festes patronals in Benifaió (la Ribera Alta)