On Sunday, April 23rd Warwick’s will host La Jolla’s 2nd annual Saint Jordi’s Day festival from 11am to 2pm. Saint Jordi’s Day is a day of books, roses, and romance and Warwick’s is bringing it to La Jolla all the way from Barcelona.
Our celebration will feature live Spanish music from renowned classical guitarist Fred Benedetti, roses, Spanish cuisine from Paella Valenciana, a dragon, princess & knight costumed characters, and a children's story time at 12:30 pm. Saint Jordi is the Catalan name for Saint George, the patron saint of Catalonia. As legend has it, Saint Jordi slew a dragon to save a princess and then plucked a red rose for the princess from a rose bush which sprouted from the exact spot that the dragon's blood had spilled. To commemorate Saint Jordi's day, men and women in Barcelona take to the streets to buy and exchange books and roses for their sweethearts. More books are sold on this day in Barcelona than the entire rest of the year combined. Join Warwick's in celebration of this unique cultural tradition!