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Saints' Day of Santa Agueda: Patron Saint of Women

February 5th

February 5th is the Saints' Day of Santa Agueda is the patron saint of women and the day is motive for various winter and women's festivals around Catalonia and Catalan-speaking countries.

Santa Agueda is Saint Agatha in English and is also known as Àgata in Catalan. She was born in Catania in Sicily around 231 AD and martyred 20 years later.

King Martí the Humane brought a relic of her back to Barcelona in the 14th century, which was displayed in the Palau Reial Major in Plaça del Rei and was the reason for the creation of the Capella de Santa Àgata in the 17th century.

She is generally depicted carrying the palm leaf of martyrdom and a pair of breasts on a tray.





Festes de Santa Agueda

February 5th is the Saints' Day of Santa Agueda is the patron saint of women and the day is motive for various winter and women's festivals around Catalonia and Catalan-speaking countries.

Around Catalonia

  • Festa de Santa Agda in Riba-Roja d'Ebre (la Ribera d'Ebre)
  • Festa de Santa Àgueda in Torà (la Segarra)
  • Festa de les dones in Serós (Segrià)
  • Festa de les dones in La Granja d’Escarp (Segrià) 
  • Festa de Santa Àgueda in Corbins (Segrià) 
  • Festa de Santa Àgueda in Sudanell (el Segrià)
  • Festa de Santa Àgueda in Sunyer (Segrià)
  • Festa de Santa Àgata in Aitona (Segrià) 
  • Festa de les dones in Bossòst (Val d'Aran)
  • Festa de les dones in l'Ampolla (Baix Ebre) 
  • Festa de les dones in Arnes (la Terra Alta) 
  • Festa de les Dones in Massalcoreig (el Segrià) 
  • Festa de Santa Àgueda in Gandesa (la Terra Alta)
  • Festa de Santa Àgueda Torrelameu (la Noguera) 

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes de Santa Agueda in Vallibona (Els Ports) 
  • Festivitat de Santa Àgueda in Calaceit (Matarranya)




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