On 11th September 1714, Barcelona surrendered and fell to the Castillian army, so on this day the Catalonians want to remember what it was like not to be free.
It is celebrated throughout Catalonia by political meetings, demonstations or marches. People dance a typical Catalan dance called the "sardana", and have competitons of human towers called "castellers". Lots of people hang the Catalan flag from their balconies.
Class 3, St. Paul's School, Barcelona