- Catalonia celebrates its national holiday on Tuesday.
- The date, September 11, commemorates the fall of Barcelona in 1714. Catalonia had backed the losing side in the War of the Spanish Succession.
- Celebrations were banned under Francisco Franco and officially restored in 1980.
- In recent years, the Diada has become an occasion for mass demonstrations for Catalan self-determination and independence.
Catalans Demonstrate for Independence on National Holiday
The day has become an occasion for mass demonstrations for Catalan self-determination.
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