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Formentera celebrates Diada de Sant Jordi

foto 2021 Sant Jordi ASaint George’s Day, also known as the Diada de Sant Jordi, dovetails today with the start of the 21st Antoni Tur “Gabrielet” bookmark contest. 23—27 April, Centre Antoni Tur “Gabrielet” will welcome an exhibition of bookmarks designed by pupils at Mestre Lluís Andreu, CEIP Sant Ferran, CEIP la Mola and Verge Miraculosa primary schools and children at Escoleta des Camí Vell and Escoleta sa Miranda nurseries.

To the one hundred winners of the bookmark contest and Robert Lewis Baldon children’s literature challenge, the Formentera offices of education and culture have handed out grab bags with books, flash-drives, headphones, notebooks, painting sets and bottle coolers. Each of the 22 participating classes also got €100 for educational material.

Education and culture councillor Susana Labrador applauded schools for helping celebrate reading, and thanked the jury that played a hand in picking winners for the bookmark contest (Formentera Association of Artists) and literature challenge (library staff).

Diada de Sant Jordi
The morning of Sant Jordi, book stalls will be set up on Sant Francesc’s Plaça de la de la Constitució. Writer Vicent Ferrer Mayans will sign copies of his book Carnatge, l'últim Nibelung. Written between 2003 and 2006 and with an edition by Lleonard Muntaner currently in stores, the dramatic work comes to life amid converging plots on the violence of a contemporary war.

23 April also marks the release of the second issue of ADN, a local fanzine that in recent years has risen from the ashes to enter a new era of publication. In the latest instalment, new faces join the usual cast of writers, cartoonists and creators to continue delivering an expressive platform for regional talent and devotees. On 23 April, project coordinator Vicent Ferrer and Miquel Costa, from ADN publishers Espai_F, will be in Plaça de la Constitució presenting the fanzine as part of Sant Jordi celebrations.

At 5.00pm Friday 23 April, it’s one for the kids, as Eva Lluch traces the origins of the Sant Jordi legend with La veritable història del drac i la rosa. The storytelling session will take place in the Centre Tur “Gabrielet” courtyard. Tickets are sold out.

Additionally, the Casal de Joves has programmed an array of Sant Jordi-themed workshops from 5.00pm.

23 April 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Xarxa de Biblioteques

Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics

Enciclopèdia d'Eivissa i Formentera