Illustrator from Barcelona. Whovian, Sherlock, Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes, The Hobbit/LOTR, Harry Potter.
Have a nice day! <3
La 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 April 23rd, with similarities to Valentine’s Day and some unique twists that reflect the antiquity of the celebrations (since medieval times).
Historically, men gave women roses, and women gave men a book to celebrate the occasion—”a rose for love and a book forever.” In modern times, the mutual exchange of books is also customary.
This holiday is taken as a way to commemorate the nearly simultaneous deaths of Miguel Cervantes and William Shakespeare on 23 April 1616. Barcelona is the publishing capital of both Catalan and Spanish languages and the combination of love and literacy was quickly adopted.
I love this tradition so much sjfhafhsd
fuck you valentine’s day, fuuuuck you. This is my tradition, not something overseas.