Tag: Ciutadella festivals

Menorca: Sant Joan – Ciutadella de Menorca

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24th June. The fiestas of Sant Joan celebrate the horse, the animal at the centre of all the patron saints’ day celebrations in Menorca’s villages and cities. The main festivities are spread out over 3 days: the Day of the Ram, Sant Joan’s Eve and Sant Joan’s Day itself.
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Menorca – Els Pastorets in Ciutadella

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The representation of Els Pastorets heralds the arrival of Christmas. Els Pastorets is a re-enactment of Jesus’ birth that originated in representations of the shepherds’ adoration that townspeople performed in days gone-by during Midnight Mass.
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Ciutadella de Menorca – Matances de Bujots

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On Easter Sunday a curious tradition is held in Ciutadella. It is known as the Matances de Bujots, and consists in hanging up various effigies of well-known figures in the streets which then become the target for marksmen.
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