We are all living through difficult times around the world that undoubtedly affect us personally and have consequences in the organization of events. Almost no country is immune to this. Preserving health and protecting human lives is the essential priority now for everyone.
For the last weeks, we have been in contact with more than 80 entities that organized events with #BooksAndroses during the previous years. Many entities are canceling events, others suspend them waiting to know how and when Sant Jordi will end up this year in Catalonia. Others are organizing virtual events, such as literary or artistic contests, so to keep alive the spirit of the Sant Jordi day and the UNESCO world book and copyright day.
We also want to contribute to keeping this spirit alive. We are confined and socially distanced, but we do not stop looking forward better times with optimism. This is why from #BooksAndRoses this year we will collect and promote the following events:
- Any face-to-face event with #Booksandroses linked to the Catalan tradition of Sant Jordi, when the government authorities allow it, whenever it happens in 2020, as long as it is outside Catalonia and open to all.
- All the events that are carried out digitally in April, such as literary contests, as long as they are open to everyone and help spread Catalonia and / or Sant Jordi throughout the resident population of the country or city where the organization convening the event is based.
Furthermore, and as a novelty this year, we are working on a digital card with a rose and a customizable message that will be active on the website www.booksandroses.cat/2020 before April 23.
Please remember that in order to include and post in our social media an event or campaign, it is enough for the organizer to publish its details, such as the day, time and place on a website of its own or on its social networks (Twitter, Facebook page, Instagram, etc.).
Finally, we remind you that there is some #BooksAndRoses promotional material available in several languages on our website and a video in short and long format. Do not forget to follow us on our social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, where we will inform you of any news in the coming days.
By protecting and caring for each other, we will keep the spirit of #BooksAndRoses alive!