Happy St. Jordi’s Day! This holiday is so perfect I shall have to adopt it forevermore.

Today is Saint Jordi day here in Barcelona. Catalunyans all over will be exchanging books and roses in honor of their patron saint. The streets will be full of flowers and the city will smell like roses! St Jordi (st George) was the inspiration behind Casa Batllo, designed by Gaudi on Passeig de Gracia, the roof tiles reflecting the scales of a Dragon. I couldn’t resist but draw a little St Jordi on his dragon.

“a Diada de Sant Jordi, also known as El dia de la Rosa (The Day of the Rose) or El dia del Llibre (The Day of the Book) is a Catalan holiday held on 23 April, with similarities to Valentine’s Day and some unique twists that reflect the antiquity of the celebrations. The main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts, loved ones and colleagues.

Historically, men gave women roses, and women gave…

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