Sant Jordi is much more than a simple celebration day in Barcelona, and Catalonia. It is the Catalan equivalent to Valentine's Day and love is everywhere in the air !
The story of Sant Jordi is the same as many other legends. Saint George was a hero - he saved a beautiful Princess who was about to come to a sticky end at the hands of a dragon who had been terrorising a village. There are various versions of the story but these facts always remain the same. Sant Jordi is the Patron Saint of Catalonia and his tale is well-known throughout the city.
The basic idea for Sant Jordi is that men give women roses and women give men books. And it can be anybody, not necessarily your partner or somebody who you have taken a liking to. For this feast, boys buy roses for their mums; girls buy books for their friends. Also, in today's forward thinking society the rules are no longer set regarding who gets what. A man is just as likely to give a book to another man or woman and vice versa.
Cartoon Called Life is the perfect book to offer on the day of Sant Jordi ! And on top, you can benefit from 15% off, with the code SANTJORDI on all our books until April 23rd, 2019 !