Catalonia Festivity (la Diada)

La Diada de Catalunya is Catalonia Festivity and it is celebrated the 11th of Setember. With this festivity, Catalonia celebrates the fall of Barcelona in the hands of the Bourbon troops under the Duke of Berwick during the War of Spanish Succession on September 11th, 1714, after fourteen months of siege.

Catalonia’s history has always been linked to a history of struggle, defeat and hardship. La Diada de Catalunya is a Festivity based on the memory of the problems and losses experienced by our ancestors defending these lands and Catalan identity.

During La Diada, Institutions and political parties traditionally made floral offerings to the monuments of Rafael Casanova (Ronda Sant Pere 51, metro Urquinaona, check Barcelona Metro map here) and Josep Moragues, both in Barcelona.

Since 2003, the main festivity of La Diada in Barcelona is holded in Ciutadella Park (click here for Public transportation information in Barcelona). On this festivity, music, catalan personalities and thousands of citizens meet to celebrate and enjoy this very special date.

During the celebration, the most relevant icons: la Senyera (Catalan flag) can be usually seen everywhere and specially hanging from balconies and the Catalonian National anthem “Els Segadors” can be usually heard as it is commonly played to exalt the Catalan feeling.

La Diada de catalunya

La Diada de catalunya

La Diada de Catalunya is a patriotic and very significative day for all catalans and people that live in Catalonia.

Unfortunately, this special date coincides with one of the darkest and most tragic dates of recent times in the world: the attack on the twin towers in New York on 11.09.2001.

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