When is La Mercè 2024?

La Mercè 2024 is on Tuesday 24th Sep, 2024 (24/09/2024) in 1505 days

What is La Mercè?

La Mercè

La Mercè is an annual holiday that is idiosyncratic to Barcelona. It commemorates the Mother of Jesus; for she is the patroness of the city. The holiday has been celebrated since 1871 on the 24th of September every year, with a governmental program of special activities.

It is believed that the Virgin Mary appeared to King James of Aragon and St. Peter Nolasco in the 13th century, and plead them to create a religious order denominated the Mercedarian Order – an endeavor to free the Christian captives from the Moors, regardless of the ramifications. The Mercedarian Order was not ceased after accomplishing its primary task; but rather, it continued to thrive.

In the year 1687, the governing council of Barcelona, after failing to put an end to the plague of locusts, prayed for Mary’s succor. The interposition of the Virgin Mary to relieve the city of the epidemic was recognized by the Mercedarian Order, and a feast day was established to commemorate and honor the Virgin Mary for her perpetual efforts in saving the city.

Dates for La Mercè from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of La Mercè is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
La Mercè 2024TuesdaySep 24th in 1505 days
La Mercè 2023SundaySep 24th in 1139 days
La Mercè 2022SaturdaySep 24th in 774 days
La Mercè 2021FridaySep 24th in 409 days
La Mercè 2020ThursdaySep 24th in 44 days
La Mercè 2019TuesdaySep 24th 321 days ago
La Mercè 2018MondaySep 24th 686 days ago
La Mercè 2017SundaySep 24th 1051 days ago
La Mercè 2016SaturdaySep 24th 1416 days ago
La Mercè 2015ThursdaySep 24th 1782 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateSep 24, 2024
When? Starts in 1505 days
Duration1 Day
Type Spain Holidays

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