1. INTRODUCTION:Who was Sant Jordi (St Geroge)? The name George is a Greek word that means farmer. The most important is that St. George was a martyr. Greek word for witness. When in the early centuries after Christ, his followers refused to worship God as a Roman emperor, declaring that they could worship the one God was Jesus Christ. This testimony was sentenced to death. So the word martyr was soon applied to those who had their blood because of their faith in Christ. Because of these martyrs were drawn stories that were read at Christian meeting son the anniversary of the death of the martyr, which indeed represents the day of birth, the beginning of eternal life. St. George, patron saint of Catalonia. Among the many thousands of martyrs, Saint George enjoyed great popularity anduniversal veneration in medieval times. Being a gentleman gave the crowd category of weapons. This meant that the pattern chosen by the Catalan nobility and chivalry. Today, in our country, the figure of St. George is in many areas: paintings, sculptures, prints, stamps, coins, flags, costumes, embroidery, tiles, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, miniatures ... Moreover, people who think they know and say that name. All this is significant enough to believe that a figure is a live, and that has left an imprint on the memory of people.
II) From here, there are 2. THE STORY OF ST. GEORGE : two versions of the legend: first, that the people got tired of that no member of the royal family wasI) In Cappadocia was a dragon attacking the sent and therefore should be kingdom. The people decided the princess who to givevery scared every day was devoured and, secondly, two lambs of the dragon to satisfy your that one day the hunger and not to attack the village. But princess was chosen by lot to when the animals became scarce it was a company the lamb. decided to send a person, chosen by lot, and a lamb. I saw how that family member was devoured by the dragon received in exchange, all kinds of wealth as compensation. III) Any way, on the way to the cave of the dragon, the princess was found to Jorge and this gentleman, killing the dragon, stabbing his sword, rescued her. IV) From the blood that flowed from the lifeless body of the monster was born a V) And finally, The king red rose that the gentleman gave the offered the gentleman all the princess. riches to imagine, but he preferred to be shared between the inhabitants of the kingdom. In addition, a church was built in his name, from which sprang a wonderful water I was able to heal the sick.
3. : WHY THIS DAY?April 23 is not only famous for the legend of St. George, but also commemorates the death of some great writers: Cervantes and Shakespeare. One way to recognize the work of these geniuses was to name this day as the day the book, and this was done. On this day sold books through the streets in large organized stops. Many people take this day, but usually do not read, to compare a book and enjoy it. It is a way to encourage people to read.
Furthermore, this day is very good to bring tomarket new novels, and many authors takeadvantage and promote his latest book.Finally, there is nothing more beautiful than the roseand book exchange between lovers.
4. WHAT IS THE ORIGIN AND WHATSYMBOLIZES? The custom that the man give away a rose to the woman back, You probably, to the fifteenth century. Some versions are matched this with roses Fair taking place in Barcelona during those summers. What is certain is that women who attended the April 23 Mass celebrated in the chapel of Sant Jo rdi in the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya gave them a rose. The red rose symbolizes passion, must be accompanied by the landmark, a symbol of Catalonia, and an ear of wheat, symbol of fertility. Sant Jordi is an important day of Catalan culture and many balconies look the regional flag. Throughout Catalonia sold stickers and key chains, reaching its maximum expression in the streets, where common positions are added for the occasion.