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  • 23-Apr-18 TV News Special Edition: 'Books, roses, and romance for Sant Jordi'

    ACN | Barcelona
    23 April 2018 07:29 PM

    April 23 is a very special day in Catalonia. It's Sant Jordi's day, or Saint George's day in English, the celebration of the country's patron saint. And this year was a great day for Catalonia’s flowersellers, with a total of seven million roses sold. Every April 23, Catalonia honors its...

    23-Apr-18 TV News Special Edition: 'Books, roses, and romance for Sant Jordi'

HIGHLIGHTS


A couple kisses during Sant Jordi (by ACN)

Seven million roses sold on Sant Jordi’s Day

Flowerseller’s association reports sales of 600,000 yellow roses as public shows solidarity...
Writer Jaume Cabré during Sant Jordi (by ACN)

Writers ‘amazed’ by reader response on Sant Jordi’s Day

Fans line up to meet their favorite authors on an “extraordinary” and “unique” day devoted to books
Yellow roses by the Sant Jordi fountain at the government HQ (by ACN)

Open doors day at Catalan government headquarters turns political

Visitors leave yellow roses in support of sacked ministers in jail or abroad

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POLITICS


Barcelona mayor Ada Colau, accompanied by local councilors and writers on Sant Jordi day (by Aleix Freixas)

Politicians urge Catalan public to enjoy Sant Jordi

Yellow roses become a symbol in support of pro-independence leaders in jail and abroad
Italian MEP Eleonora Forenza on Friday at presentation of EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform (by ACN)

'We call for release of political prisoners,' says EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform spokesperson

Italian MEP Eleonora Forenza criticizes “lack of action” from Europe in interview...
Diplocat entrance on April 12, 2018, while the police are raiding its offices

Diplocat advisors to continue work despite dissolution

Some 20 advisory council members hope activities of the organization “will resume...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Barcelona fan holds up a “Llibertat” banner before the match (Courtesy of REUTERS/Juan Medina)

Controversy over confiscated yellow t-shirts at Copa del Rey final

Law association calls it a severe violation of fundamental rights
Screenshot of Sant Esteve de les Roures Twitter profile

Sant Esteve de les Roures: welcome to Catalonia’s new political satire

Fake town found in Spanish police report descends into mockery on social media

BUSINESS


Barcelona Airport Terminal 1 (by ACN)

Air traffic controllers in Barcelona to go on strike

They denounce a lack of staff and foresee a complicated summer from June 20
Exhibitors and attendees at Alimentaria 2018 (by Andrea Zamorano)

Alimentaria 2018 closes with economic impact of €200M

Number of attendees at this year’s international food and drinks fair expected to exceed 150,000
Containers at the Port of Barcelona (ACN)

New record for Catalan exports

Growing sales abroad is a continuing trend in Catalonia, now reaching 25.4% of Spain's total amount

MOST POPULAR


They denounce a lack of staff and foresee a complicated summer from June 20
The police confiscated yellow t-shirts with independence slogans and banners before the match

The person detained is part of the Committees for the Defense of the Republic, which protested by cutting off highways and opening up tollbooths

CULTURE


Booksellers all across Catalonia take their wares out on to the streets (by ACN)

Fine weather on Sant Jordi makes booksellers optimistic

Bookshop association expects profitable year on Catalonia’s day of books and roses after...
Roses for sale on Sant Jordi (by Sara Prim/ACN)

Love, books and roses

Today, Catalans celebrate Sant Jordi, one of the most cherished and romantic days of the year

LIFE & STYLE


Chef Carme Ruscalleda in the Alimentaria fair on April 16, 2018 (by Guillem Roset)

Chef Ruscalleda to open restaurant for two months abroad

Seven-star Michelin chef reveals plans for pop-up eatery in a Mediterranean country
Two players battling it out in a game of Morra (by ACN)

Morra: the hand game which stood the test of time

Past-time traditionally associated with pirates and sailors kept alive by association in south...
Elies Miró, Chairman of the Patissier Gild of Barcelona, with a traditional 'Mona' (by ACN)

The ‘Mona’, the everlasting Easter sweet tradition

Artisanal cakes given by godfathers monopolize Easter Monday in Catalonia, with 700,000 units...

SPORTS


Barcelona players failed to secure the Champions league semifinals (by FCB / Miguel Ruiz)

AS Roma 3-0 FC Barcelona: Goodbye to the Champions League

Goals from Džeko, De Rossi and Manolas allow Italians to turn around three-goal deficit and...
Barça fans throw yellow balloons onto the pitch at Camp Nou (courtesy of Reuters)

UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against FC Barcelona

Yellow balloons thrown onto pitch  during Champion’s League game against AS Roma