The Spanish are known for their love of fiestas, and the Mallorcans are no exception. As each town or village has its own Saint's day, celebrated by villagers and locals for miles around, you'll never be to far from a fiesta! Some of the biggest and the best can be found below.
Parade of the Three Kings arrive by sea in Palma, Port de Pollença and Puerto Portals. Other regions also have the Three Kings parade arriving on land.
Revetla, and blessings of Saint Antoni in Palma – many locations including Sa Pobla and Artá. On the night of the 16th there are bonfires and BBQ’s, and on the 17th pets are blessed and float parades take place.
San Sebastian, the patron saint of Palma. Celebrations begin in the city on January 12th and last through to the 20th. Street bonfires, music and bands and differing activities available throughout the period.
Sa Rua, is carnival time in Palma and around the island! Children and families dress up and join together in a multi-coloured and vibrant display.
Semana Santa, holy week Penitent processions across Mallorca. Mothers bake and the family indulge in ‘panades’, ‘robiols’ and ‘crespells’. The week after Easter, picnics are enjoyed (‘pan caritas’) in sanctuaries and hermitages across the island. On the first Sunday after Easter, people celebrate the ‘Diumenge de l’Àngel’ (Angel Day) at the Bellver Castle.
An Arab pirate invasion arrives by water in the Port of Soller and a battle with the Christians ensues, with the Christians being the victors! It then turns into a big fiesta and celebration and worth joining in.
Marking the landing of Jaime I at Santa Ponsa in 1229 and the re-enactment of the conquest of the island between the Moors and the Christians. A varied ad fun programme with a mix of cultural, traditional and leisure activities including a parade of giants and the ‘nit de foc’ – night of fire.
The Autumn wine festival is a fortnight long fiesta taking place in Binissalem at the end of the grape harvesting in the second half of September. The ‘Festa des Vermar’ attracts people from all over the island and beyond for numerous fun events such as wine tastings, grape-treading, grape-throwing competitions, and carnival-style processions, including the outdoor supper where the traditional noodle dish ‘Fideus de Vermar’, is served. A great fun atmosphere, but beware if you’re going anywhere near the grape-throwing contest!!
There are plenty of other smaller, more localised fiestas, which you can take a look on IBATUR's homepage: www.ibatur.es
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