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Saint George and the Dragon

In Catalonia, every year on April 23, people celebrates la diada de Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day), also known as el dia de la rosa (The Day of the Rose) or el dia del llibre (The Day of the Book) is a Catalan holiday similar to St. Valentine’s Day with some unique twists that show the ancient practice of this day. The main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts, loved ones and respected ones. Historically, men gave women roses, and women gave men a book to celebrate the occasion—”a rose for love and a book forever.” In modern times, the mutual exchange of books is customary.

Date: 2010
Publisher: Estrella Polar

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