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Sant Jordi & World Book Day

Celebrations on 23 April 2022

For the 6th year we celebrated UNESCO’s World Book Day – or Sant Jordi in Catalonia – like the Catalans do: with book recommendations and roses! 

Read the blogpost listing all of our initiatives. 

In addition to the usual initiatives, this year we recorded our very own audiobook: the first chapters of Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell. Many volunteers from the EUI community read a paragraph and we are able to release the first five chapters. We did it to collect money for the EUI Refugee Initiative in support of the Ukrainian crisis.

Download Chapters 1-5 from this link and donate any amount of money by using PayPal with this link or directly with the email [email protected] Please choose the option "sending to a friend". Thank you!



Sant Jordi at the EUI

Since 2017, the EUI Library has embraced the Catalan tradition of celebrating Sant Jordi on 23 April with books and roses.

This day is not only Sant Jordi, but also UNESCO's World Book and Copyright Day

On this date in 1616 Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died, and many other prominent authors were born or died, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

The EUI Library organised several events over the years: 


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