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[BKARTS] The Fair of the Book and the Rose/St. George's Day

Dear Friends

In doing some research for seasonal celebrations for The Creative Year, I came across St. George's Day (today, April 23) which is celebrated in Catalonia with the Fair of the Book and the Rose. The holiday celebrates St. George (of the dragon fame) and the death days of Miguel Cervantes and William Shakespeare (April 23, 1616). Boys and men give their girlfriends and wives roses; girls and women give their boyfriends and husbands books.

wikipedia entry on St George with information about Catalonian celebration

The Creative Year post

Happy St. George's Day to all of us book lovers and makers.

in good spirit

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord


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