I don’t think I’ve walked this much in my LIFE! Every corner you turn and everywhere you look, there is something to see, do, and eat in Barcelona.. In this case, pictures speak louder than words (plus, I’m too exhausted to write any more than this!)..hope these pictures give you a feel for this magical city..
Today was “La Diada de Sant Jordi” in Barcelona. Known as “The Day of Lovers,” La Diada de Sant Jordi is often compared to Valentine’s Day, but with some uniquely Latin twists. The main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts — men give their novias (girlfriends) roses, and women give their novios (boyfriends) a book to celebrate the occasion. Due to popular legends about Barcelona, roses have always been associated with this day since medieval times. However, the giving of books as a gift is a more recent marketing twist prominent of our times.
On Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s principal street, as well as all over the city, hundreds of flower stands selling roses and makeshift bookstalls are hastily set up for the occasion. By the end of the day, some four million roses and 400,000 books are purchased in the name of love, registering half of the total yearly book sales of Catalonia on this day alone! [source]
Here are some photos that I took of “La Diada de Sant Jordi.”
And a Happy Easter to you all!!