Festivals, holidays and fairs of the Pyrenees and around with Irma Tomas / Photo reportage

Andorra celebrates St. George’s day (Sant Jordi) – a holiday of books, roses and love

On 23d April Andorra celebrates St. George’s day (Sant Jordi) – a favorite feast of Andorra and Catalonia. It is a holiday of books, roses, spring and love.

photo: Alex Monroe

The history of the day of St. George is associated with a beautiful legend of the middle ages. Some day, an evil dragon settled at Montblanc, …

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Flora and fauna of the world: Andorra

photo: Stefano Paletti

Flora and fauna of the world: Andorra

Flora and fauna of the world: Andorra

The plant cover (flora of Andorra) is rather diverse, mostly dominated by 1) deciduous trees: oak, chestnut, beech, box; and 2)  conifers:  fir-trees, pine, silver fir and different types of junipers. There are vast alpine and subalpine meadows …

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