People in Palma last week during the Fiesta of Sant Jordi. | MIQUEL À. CAÑELLAS
Last week we celebrated “Fiesta de Sant Jordi” in Mallorca, and the rest of Spain. It has always been one of my favourite traditions. Some say it is the Sant Valentin of Catalonia, and the story behind it is sweet. According to legend, Sant Jordi saved his princess by killing the dragon from whose blood a rosebush sprouted. That is why some consider it the Catalan Valentine’s Day, because it is said that Sant Jordi is, par excellence, the patron saint of lovers in Catalonia. The book is a classical and can be found in many children’s bookshelves in Spain.