The day of the lovers is Sant Jordi, here in Catalonia.
The streets and walks are adorned with stalls with many books, and others with many flowers. Red roses, almost always. Although to me, for example, I like yellow.
It is customary to present the Lady with a rose. And with a book, the Knight. It’s the day when culture goes out on the street.
It gives pleasure and pleasure to walk around Barcelona, in my case. Seeing the offers of the books. Some of the authors offer to sign and dedicate them. They are sold with discount. Making the sale, every year, more succulent.
The florists, along with the temporary positions, make the city look very colored and perfumed.
Before so many flowers offer. You see women carrying one, two or three roses. Depending on the time of day, or the number of suitors or admirers.
Also … If the day is sunny … Everything goes round.
I invite you. I urge you to see it for your own eyes. Come and see it. They will be “in love …”
José Pascual (La Bóta del Racó)