FC Barcelona will distribute a total of 2,500 roses to Club members and fans this Wednesday in celebration of Sant Jordi Day. The Club will set up two distribution points: the first on the Camp Nou esplanade and the second at the Palza Canaletas (Access Gate 15).
The roses will be conducted by stewardesses dressed up in traditional Catalan ‘Pubillas’ outfits, and the distribution will start at 11:00 AM CET and end at 5:00 PM CET.
Sant Jordi Day, also known Saint George’s Day, is one of the most unique Catalan festivals in the calendar year. During the day, couples usually exchange gifts: men receive a book and women receive a rose. Gift exchanges aren’t limited to couples in the throes of romance, however, family and friends also indulge in the tradition. It’s also worth pointing out that Sant Jordi has been the patron saint of Barcelona since the 15th century.