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April in Barcelona: Easter, Sant Jordi, markets and more

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Spring is certainly the best time to visit the city of Barcelona, ​​which will not leave you disappointed even when it comes to fun. In addition to the Easter celebrations, the celebrations for Dia de Sant Jordi and various fairs and markets are scheduled.

Let's find out what they are the most interesting events of April in Barcelona:

Easter

On Easter day, religious services are held in the churches of the city that celebrate the Christian holiday and many public establishments are closed. However, you can find open restaurants offering a special menu for the occasion, and you can always take a look at the Fleadonia market in the Raval district.


Sant Jordi - The party of lovers

The day of Sant Jordi, or Day of Sant Jordi, (San Giorgio - April 23), patron saint of Catalonia, is for the Catalans the equivalent of our Valentine's Day.

During this day, which coincides with the International Book Day, it is customary to exchange gifts: usually men are given a book, while women are given a red rose.

If you are in Barcelona on this day, on the streets and in bookstores you will find numerous writers signing copies of their books. In particular, the area of ​​the Avenue it is where most of the stalls selling books and florists are concentrated.

Culture

In April, in Barcelona, ​​there is no shortage of cultural events.

The 12th edition of the International Comic Fair, the annual event dedicated to the world of comics.

My Book (14 and 15 April) is instead one of the most important events in the world of youth literature.

Fairs and markets

If you like wandering around the stalls of a fair in search of something unique, or even just to browse a bit, there will certainly be opportunities for you. Let's start from the flea markets: on April 7, in the Raval district, it will return Fleadonia; on April 14, in Plaça Banquerna, it will be held The Flea, Second Hand Market, from 10 to 20.



April is also the month in which two important annual fairs return: on the occasion of Earth Day, World Earth Day, Barcelona returns, for its 24th edition, the Earth Day Fair - Earth Market (April 13 and 14, Nou Barris Central Park).


Smaller than the one in Seville, but equally fascinating, from April 26 to May 4 the 2019 edition of the April Fair at the Parc del Fòrum.


Cinema

We close with two important events related to the world of cinema: Mecal (from March 28 to April 14) - International Festival of Short Films and Animation; D’A Film Festival (from 25 April to 5 May), the International Festival of Contemporary Author Cinema.

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