Calvià, Mallorca: King Jaume I festivities

| April 20, 2012

The Town Council of Calvià and the Neighbourhood Association of Santa Ponça have been collaborating in the organisation of the festivities that include an extensive programme of activities with history, popular culture, art, leisure activities and musical events. First fortnight of September.

Calvià - Mallorca: King Jaume I festivities

Calvià - Mallorca: King Jaume I festivities

The festivities that mark the landing of James I the Conqueror on the Island of Majorca have been celebrated since the year 1929, specifically at the Santa Ponça Bay, coinciding with the 700th anniversary of the event. Celebrations have been regular since then, although continuity of the festivities dates from the decade of the seventies. Somewhere near the date of the event itself, the municipality of Calvià offers an extensive program of festivities to residents and visitors alike, with activities for all ages and preferences, ranging from concerts and workshops right through to medieval markets, as well as a passacaglia and parades of giants and carnival figures. And all this to commemorate the Christian conquering of the Island of Majorca. The recreation of the disembarkation of the Christian vessels at the beach represents the first act of the Festivities.

More information: www.calvia.com

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