September 26th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on September 26th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1997 - Barcelona: the Ajuntament elects Joan Clos as mayor of the city.

2002 - Barcelona: the Plataforma Aturem la Guerra (Stop the War) is founded. Months later it would lead the popular opposition to the Iraq War


1785 - Borredà, Berguedà: Josep Manso i Solà, captain general of the royal army during the reigns pf Ferran VII and Isabel II.

1863 - València: Agustín Trigo Mezquita, Valencian pharmacist, factory owner and politician, mayor of València in 1931 (died 1952).

1963 -  Badalona: Tomàs Molina i Bosch, TV3 weatherman.


1889 - Sabadell (el Vallès Occidental): Antoni Roca i Dencàs, Catalan textile factory owner, politician and banker.

1923 - València: Ángel García Cardona, doctor (born 1856).

1965 - València: Ernest Martínez Ferrando, Valencian writer and historian (born 1891).

Festivals and Commemorations

European Day of Languages

September 26th is the Saints Day of Sant Cosme and Sant Damià, which as the weather's still good, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa major of Sant Julià de Ramis (el Gironès)
  • Festa major of Canet d'Adri (el Gironès) 
  • Festa major of Vandellós (el Baix Camp)
  • Festa de Sant Cosme i Sant Damià in Rocafort de Vallbona (l'Urgell)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes patronals of Relleu (la Marina Baixa, Valencia)

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