Saint George and the Dragon

In Catalonia, every year on April 23, people celebrates la diada de Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day), 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 similar to St. Valentine’s Day with some unique twists that show the ancient practice of this day. The main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts, loved ones and respected ones. 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 customary.

This year, for the day of Sant Jordi, I have prepared, collaborating with Zahorí de Ideas, a Tale Shirt about the legend of Saint George. It has been published by the Estrella Polar for his collection Lluna de Paper.


5 Responses to “Saint George and the Dragon”

  1. 1 Merce Canals March 16, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Hey, Oscar, congratulations for this fantastic new creation!
    It’s gorgeous… I really apreciate your capacity of innovation in children’s projects.

    I have enjoyed a lot this “toy-tale-t-shirt…” (three items in one!!!), with my nephews. You should have seen them! They made a dragon with the box, while I was dressed wiht the orange tale-shirt, explaining the Saint George story… What a funny saturday’s afternoon we had!

    Thanks a lot for thinking on different kinds of children’s books.

    Waiting for your next innovative ideas,

    yours faithfully,

    Mercè Canals,
    Barcelona, Spain.

  2. 2 julve March 17, 2010 at 6:52 am

    hello mrs. channels from catalonia,
    I am very excited about your words and I appreciate very much your comments.
    Saturday afternoons are great, and much more if you can enjoy of your nephews. congratulations! I hope you have enjoyed reading this Tale Shirt about the legend of Saint George and the Dragon.

    thanks again,


  3. 3 Susana del Baño March 18, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Congratulations! i specially like the little drawrings explaning how it works, great!

    Me encanta tu trabajo!!

  1. 1 Compte enrere « Òscar Julve Trackback on March 23, 2010 at 11:50 am
  2. 2 Falten 11 dies « Òscar Julve Trackback on April 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

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