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St George in action in Barcelona

St George on shutters in Barcelona, August 2018

The streets of Barcelona are usually full of red roses and books on April 23, to celebrate St George’s Day. One of the sights to see is Casa Batllo, with its balconies covered with roses. This year, though, the people in Barcelona are being encouraged to cover their own balconies with roses and to donate books to those in need.

To enjoy Casa Batllo in red, watch the clip below:


Copyright Debbie Smyth, 23 April 2019

Posted as part of Norm’s Doors

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  1. Ha! I did know it was St. George’s Day and I like that mural. But I like the roses as well. Someone posted this quote on FB today and I found it both apt and profound (as well as perfect for St. G’s Day:

    “Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”

    ― G.K. Chesterton


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    • It’s like Valentines Day, but seems more genuine when remembering Sant Jordi, rather than just being a marketing hype. The book bit was added later to remember deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes. I read that 50% of book sales in Catalonia take place at this time of year.

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