This Thursday, 23d April, Andorra celebrates Sant Jordi (Saint George), the day of the book and the rose.
From 10h – 20h The public libraries of Encamp and Pas de la Casa will celebrate the traditional Diada de Sant Jordi by giving a book and a rose to anyone who borrows a book on the day, indicating the importance of reading. 16h At the Sports Centre. Sant Jordi Party for the Gent Gran (Seniors) of the parish. The event will start with a snack, during which roses will be distributed to the women and books to the men. To close the party there will be an afternoon dance.
ANDORRA LA VELLA
Starting at 10h, books and roses will be on sale all day in the Plaça del Poble, Andorra la Vella. Also a chance to sign up for Nascut per llegir (Born to read) for infants aged 0 – 3 and to receive a present.
PROGRAMME: (Free) 12.30h Concert by the Coral de la Gent Gran (Seniors) of Andorra la Vella. 13h Signing of books by local authors.
Events at the Cultural Centre, La Llacuna. 20h Awarding of prizes for this year’s 22nd Poetry Competition of Mique Martí i Pol. 20.30h a Poetry and Music recital by Nilda Fernandez and Jordi Botey (in collaboration with L’Estive, Scène Nationale de Foix et l’Ariège).
During the day there will be street theatre about characters from world literature. Sant Jordi at the Plaça Coprínceps, Escaldes-Engordany.
PROGRAMME: 10.30h Opening of the Fair: Stalls selling books and roses. 11h – 13.30h Workshops for children plus a reading corner. 12:30h Vermouth of ‘letters’ in the square’s restaurants. From 16h – 19h Workshops for children plus a reading corner. 17:30h Recontes, a puppet show with well-known children’s songs performed by CIA. Pantomime. From 17:30h – 18:30h Signing of books by the country’s writers. 18:30h Award ceremony for the 19th Sant Jordi Book Mark Contest and a snack for everyone. 19h A Words’ Jam-session: reading of texts out loud. Choose a text and share it!