A Thousand Roses

A Spoonful of Nature


23 April 2015

The legend says that there was this terrifying dragon that devoured the animals and frightened the population of a little town called Montblanc.

To calm his anger, the inhabitants of Montblanc, decided to sacrifice a random person who turned out to be the princess.

When she was about to be swallowed up by the dragon, a courageous knight called Saint George, appeared and thrust his lance into the dragon’s chest.

The dragon died and from his blood it bloomed a red rose that George gave to the princess.

Since then it’s a custom in Catalonia that, on Saint George’s day, guys give a red rose to his loved one.

It also happens to be the world’s book day, so it’s also become a tradition that women give a book to men.

I don’t know if you knew about this tradition. But as it’s one of my favorite…

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