Institut Ramon LLull

Marc Dueñas
17 Fleet Street,
LONDON EC4Y 1AA, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0) 207 842 0852

Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium comprising the Government of Catalonia, the Government of the Balearic Islands, and the Barcelona City Council. Its mission is the support and promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad, in all its forms and means of expression.

Celebrate Sant Jordi, the festival of books and roses, in North America and around the world

Literature.  15/04/2021

April 23rd is the UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day and Sant Jordi, a day when love and literature are massively celebrated all around Catalonia. People exchange books and roses as a token of appreciation. The tradition has become so popular that Sant Jordi is now celebrated all over the world! Here is how you take part in this Catalan tradition in North America, but also in any other part of the world!

Sant Jordi New York

April 19-24, 2021

See full program here.

April 19, 4:30 pm

Highlighted: Leonardo Balada, Transatlantic and Surreal, with author Ivan Ivanov and translator Peter Bush.

Watch it here

Stay tuned!



Université de Montréal - Études Catalanes

Sant Jordi/JMLDA in Quebec with Víctor García Tur

Tuesday, April 20 at 5:30pm 

Conversation with author Víctor Garcia Tur on his novel L’aigua que vols, Sant Jordi 2020 Award

Register here



University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sant Jordi 2021 - A celebration of literature and translation

Tuesday, April 20, 5:30-6:30pm. Escritura creativa con Noelle y Salud y Bienestar en Pioneer Valley (en castellano). 

Wednesday, April 21, 4pm. Translation Workshop with Mara Faye Lethem. Free virtual event. Open to the public. Registration required at 

Friday, April 23, 4-5pm. Cafè Català. A discussion of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya’s adaptation of “Solitud” by Víctor Català for students of Catalan (en català).

The UMass annual translation contest this year honors the Catalan poet and visual artist Felícia Fuster (1921-2012). Winners will be announced on April 30th and prizes will be awarded.



Catalan Culture Day

Sant Jordi @ Georgetown University

Thursday, April 22 at 2:00pm EST

Disdain, Distrust & Dissolution: The Surge of Support for Independence in Catalonia

Dr. Germà Bel Queralt, Professor of Economics, Universitat de Barcelona

Register here



Books and Roses takes an ancient tradition to the world, so that everybody can celebrate literature with a smile.

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