April 24, 2010

St. Jordi's day

Nothing to do with shopping, just wanted to share some Catalan culture with you.

Yesterday, here in Catalonia there was St. Jordi. It's like this Catalan St. Valentine's day where all the men have to give a rose to the girls and the girls have to give a book to them men. So all the streets of Barcelona were full of people selling roses and books, which is actually very nice.

The tradition comes from this story that a girl was locked in a tower and St. Jordi came to rescue her. And when he killed the dragon the blood that came out turned into a rose. Can't remember where the book comes in to the story..

Anyways, here are the lovely roses by boyfriend put together for me

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