April 23 besides being the International Book Day It is a very popular festival in Catalonia because it coincides with the feast of Sant Jordi (patron of Catalonia) and it is tradition that lovers give each othera book and a rose as a symbol of love and culture.
For those who do not know the history, I will summarize you: Sant Jordi was a knight who died in the year 303, he was under the orders of the Roman emperor Diocletian and when he refused to follow the order to persecute the Christians he was martyred and beheaded.
After his death they began to venerate him as a martyr and fantastic stories associated with his figure immediately appeared. One of the best known is the story of the princess and the dragon, in which the knight saves a princess from being eaten by a fearsome dragon and a rose sprouted from the dragon's blood….
Sant Jordi printable cards and drawings
All the cards are in Spanish and Catalan
You can download the file by clicking on the image or on the following link:
- Download Sant Jordi cards to print
- Download drawing of Sant Jordi coloring page
Happy Sant Jordi !!