Thursday, 24 April 2008

Sun shines on Sant Jordi

It was a perfect spring day for this year's Sant Jordi celebrations on
April 23 and the public turned out all over Catalonia in their
thousands. In Barcelona, traffic on Les Rambles was cut before noon as
over a thousand book and flower stalls set up shop on the Catalan
capital's main thoroughfare.
It was a similar story all over the country, with the predictions on
book and flower sales fulfilling expectations, especially in the
afternoon. As forecast, Carlos Ruiz Zafón was the top-selling Catalan
author, while flower stalls sold around 6 million roses. (Full story
in printed edition).