News from El Punt Avui

Squatting for
Christmas

December

This year’s caganer figurines include the new Catalan president and the Squid Game, while the iconic Christmas tree fair returns to Espinelves

Barça hero comes home

November

Former Barça midfield legend Xavi Hernández took over as head coach, while Black Friday marked the start of the Christmas shopping season on the 25th

for business
Open

October

Most restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are removed as the celebration of Barcelona’s Gastronomic Forum signals a return to normality

Motorways unshackled
f

September

After over 40 years, most toll booths in Catalonia are removed, while on September 11 thousands return to the streets to celebrate the National Day

August

Taliban wrest control of the capital Kabul following withdrawal of US troops, Lionel Messi leaves Barça, Catalonia suffers a heatwave and a Catalan Covid vaccine is announced

July

Infections in Catalonia hit a record daily high, the Olympics get underway in Tokyo, Germany is hit by freak floods, and Sánchez declares there will never be a referendum

June
Prisoners pardoned

June

The nine Catalan political prisoners are released from jail, president Biden meets foreign leaders, masks can be discarded outdoors and the MWC returns

May

May

Catalonia finally has a new president, Israel and Hamas agree a ceasefire after escalating violence, restaurants reopen at night and Espanyol are promoted to La Liga

Mass
vaccination

April

Centres offering the Covid vaccine open across the country in the drive to reach herd immunity, while human rights activist Arcadi Oliveres passes away April

wins back Barça
Laporta

March

The former club president who oversaw Barça’s golden age under coach Pep Guardiola returns, while Catalan MEPs lose their immunity in Brussels