“A rose for love and a book forever”. Books, roses and romanticism are the main characters of Sant Jordi, an important day for the Catalan nation dedicated to literature and love.
It’s Christmas time everywhere and so it is in Catalonia! Even though the Christmas party here is very similar to most of English-speaking countries, there are some differences that we’ll explain you here.
Hallo-what? In Catalonia, the evening of the 31st of October, we celebrate “La Castanyada” (the chestnut party) instead of Halloween. So there are no pumpkins, no ghosts, fake blood nor terrific stuff, the only thing you’re gonna find are chestnuts, panellets, sweet potatoes and “la castanyera” (or the chestnuts’ lady).