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Día de Sant Jordi [ Saturday, 23 Apr 05 | 21:22 ]
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Today is St. George’s Day, the patron saint for this area. And yes, this is the same St. George that killed a dragon fame. On the way into town I saw many balconies festooned with Catalan flags and banners.

The custom here is to give the special people in your life either a rose or a book. On the streets in Barcelona there were a number of tables set up selling roses. And El Corte Inglés department store at Plaça Catalunya had a sidewalk special of a 10% discount on books that included a free gift of a rose.

As for me, I came up empty-handed. In previous years I have received email from people I knew in Barcelona that included a picture of a rose and a book along with a greeting. When I did my shopping today, I said Bon día de Sant Jordi! to the shopkeepers. And always received the same in return.
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From: (Anonymous)
Monday, 25 Apr 05 | 16:15 (UTC)

St George

Hi Dad,

Will you be getting me a book for St. George's day?

Love,

Jon
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Monday, 25 Apr 05 | 19:17 (UTC)

Re: St George

No, I didn't buy a book, but I did look at a bookstore and browsed a bit.

Dad
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