Fonollosa: “We want a Catalonia that works for freedom and hope”

Floral offering September 10, 2022

The celebrations of the National Day of Catalonia in Martorell began this evening with the floral offering at the grave of Sant Bartomeu which was made by the council. Different organizations from Martorella have taken part and have been participants in the preview on September 11, which will start from the early hours of the morning. In the reading by the councilor for Culture, Andreu González, of the manifesto drawn up by the Catalan Association of Municipalities (ACM) and the mayor of Martorell Xavier Fonollosa, both agreed to highlight the past and the aspirations of the Catalan people, as well as the global difficulties it currently faces.

The mayor of Martorell Xavier Fonollosa has pointed out that the Fossar de Sant Bartomeu is the place where, from Martorell, the victims of the War of Succession and the French War are recognized. In addition, he recalled that the coronavirus pandemic has prevented the celebrations of the Day from being held normally in the last two years.

“Let’s remember our history, full of difficulties, but at the same time full of dignity and pride”, explained Fonollosa. The batlle has pointed to the country’s challenges, which are economic recovery, social progress and national progress.

Xavier Fonollosa, alcalde de Martorell

Regarding the future in the shorter term, Fonollosa said that “we want a Catalonia that works for freedom and hope and that is prosperous, that does not leave anyone behind, and we must do it together”, and he replied that it is necessary do it “with unity”.

Xavier Fonollosa, alcalde de Martorell

The Councilor for Culture, Andreu González, highlighted the identity traits of the Catalan people, such as “civic and participatory spirit” and encouraged mobilization to “express ourselves as we want to be”

Andreu González, regidor Cultura

The event began with the intervention of the Ars Nova Choir and after the words of the council, the salvos of honor and the floral offering were made. This year, the Center for Martorellencs Studies, the Sala5 Martorell and Òmnium Cultural have been the entities in charge of collaborating in front of the moat.


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