I’m going to start including (front page, bottom right) “on this day” entries taking from Juan Cortada’s 1848 compendium of “all the customs, good and bad, of the city”, El libro verde de Barcelona: Añalejo de costumbres populares, fiestas religiosas y profanas, which I’ve been reading, along with the autobio of HN Schwarzkopf. Cortada is fun, and suggests that the proverbial industriousness of Barcelonans is also present in their attitude to fiestas.

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