In 1980, the restored Generalitat de Catalunya (autonomous Government of Catalonia) proclaimed the 11th of September as the Catalan National Day.
Organizations and political parties traditionally lay floral offerings at the monuments of Rafael Casanova and General Moragues for their fight against the Bourbon army. Catalan nationalists also meet at the Fossar de les Moreres, where they pay homage to the defenders of city who died during the siege and were buried there. Throughout the day, there are political demonstrations, concerts and celebration events.
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