Every year on April 23, it’s St George’s Day. In Catalonia, this means it’s St Jordi‘s, not only one of the most important holidays, but also “el día del llivre” – the Day of the Book (UNESCO made it world book day in 1996). Traditionally, men give women roses, and women give men a book on this day. This year, Mr Liburuak and I decided it was time we joined the party. But did I want roses? Hell, no!* So we decided to scrap tradition and just give each other books.
I gave him this one (I’m on a mission to educate him in great German literature):
And I got this (after my not really taking to Paul Auster in the first attempt, he decided I had to give the man the benefit of the doubt):
I think St Jordi’s is a great tradition that should be spread!
* Before anyone gets me wrong, that’s not to say I wouldn’t accept roses on any other given day 😉