Saints Day of Santa Tecla of Iconium

September 23rd

September 23rd´╗┐ is the Saints Day of Santa Tecla, which as the weather is still good, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Santa Tecla of Iconium was a first century Turkish follower of Paul of Tarsus, who was popular in the Byzantine period.

She isn't mentioned in the New Testament and the earliest record of her life comes in the ancient apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla, which dates from the Byzantine period.

In Catalonia, she is patron saint of Tarragona and Sitges and is also the protector of bone cancer sufferers.

Festes de Santa Tecla

September 23rd is the Saints Day of Sant Tecla, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

  • Festes de Santa Tecla in Sitges (SitgesEl Garraf)
  • Festa Major de Santa Tecla in Roda de Ter (Osona)

Around Catalonia

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