Delight an exquisite dinner with Evenia Hotels and celebrate Sant Jordi in Barcelona
On April 23rd, it is the well-know the rose and the book festivity, it is Sant Jordi’s anniversary, who is patron saint of Catalonia, Aragón, Baleares, Cáceres and Alcoy. But it is also in England, Georgia, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Portugal and Timbuktu.
Moreover, since 1995, UNESCO declared this date, the International Day of the Book. It commemorates the nearly simultaneous deaths of Miguel Cervantes and William Shakespeare on April 23rd.
Thousands of tourists and residents wander the streets of Barcelona admiring the bookstalls and roses. One of the busiest thoroughfares is Las Ramblas. You can see the varied color of roses stalls and thousands of books, which creates a cultural and festive atmosphere. Following are others streets very crowded as Paseo de Gracia, Rambla Catalunya, Avenida Diagonal, Gran Via, among others.
Furthermore, Sant Jordi’s Day, is called the Valentine’s Day. The main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts, loved ones and colleagues. Men give women roses, and women give men a book, “a rose for love and a book forever.” Roses have been associated with this day since medieval times.
On other hand, Evenia Hotels wants to celebrate Sant Jordi with their clients by the gastronomy. Illa de Rosselló Restaurant, with a Mediterranean and author cuisine, offers to the general public a delicious Sant Jordi menu. It is the perfect gift for couples, friends and family. It has a great location, in Eixample center. Sure that you wish to have a delightful dinner, after being gone for a walk through all the streets. And maybe you decide to prolong the night, having a nice stay at Evenia Rossello Hotel.
Another feature of this day, it is the Literary Competition, called Jocs Florals. It is motivation for writing and literary expression. Everybody can participate. There are cultural activities, concert and shows too. You can even get a book signed by its author. You will find the latest published books and you will see in person the most acclaimed writers, which are signing their copies.
Don’t miss this amazing event in Barcelona. The scent of the roses in every corner, the intellectual atmosphere that you feel, it is a unique moment which it repeats every year, with passion and devotion. Enjoy Sant Jordi in Barcelona!