Tag: Majorca events

Palma de Mallorca: The Procession of the Beata, St. Catalina Thomas

| May 20, 2012
Palma de Mallorca: The Procession of the Beata, St. Catalina Thomas

The city of Palma demonstrates St. Catalina Thomàs’ popularity with Palma residents and Mallorcans in general with a traditional profession of floats, music and dances on the third Saturday in October.
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Palma de Mallorca: The Feast of Santa Lucía

| May 14, 2012
Palma de Mallorca: The Feast of Santa Lucía

Mallorca’s resident Swedish community has been celebrating this saint’s feast day in typical-Swedish style in Plaza de Cort every December 13 since 1985.
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Mallorca Revetla de Sant Joan

| May 5, 2012
Mallorca Revetla de Sant Joan

On the eve of Midsummer Day, many towns in the Illes Balears celebrate its magical night. Fire is the main attraction, to dance around the bonfires to the beat of the music or to join the ritual of purification.
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Mallorca Diada celebration

| May 1, 2012
Mallorca Diada celebration

A number of institutional acts and activities for residents, such as concerts, conferences and sporting events at sea and in the mountains, take place on this day in Mallorca.
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Mallorca, Sant Bartomeu patron saint festivities of Montuïri

| April 26, 2012
Mallorca, Sant Bartomeu patron saint festivities of Montuïri

There is no doubt that the most significant event during these summer festivities will be the performance offered by the Cossiers, with their very singular typical dance.
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Mallorca: The Chant of the Sybil

| April 23, 2012
Mallorca: The Chant of the Sybil

On Christmas Eve, to commemorate Jesus’ birth, Balearic churches celebrate the so-called Misa del Gallo or Matines, which is accompanied by the Chant of the Sybil, a medieval musical composition that prophesies the end of the world.
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Illes Balears: Balearic Nativity Scenes

| April 22, 2012
Illes Balears: Balearic Nativity Scenes

December is on the way and with it comes Christmas, a time replete with celebrations, joy and traditions, such as mounting nativity scenes and displaying them in homes, churches and institutions.
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Calvià, Mallorca: King Jaume I festivities

| April 20, 2012
Calvià, Mallorca: King Jaume I festivities

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.
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Mallorca Mare de Deu festival

| April 19, 2012
Mallorca Mare de Deu festival

As tradition demands, a representation of the bed where the remains of the Virgin Mary lie is profusely decorated in the Churches, and on the following day they take her out in procession
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Santa Margalida, Mallorca: La Beata festival

| April 16, 2012
Santa Margalida, Mallorca: La Beata festival

One of the most popular festivities, declared of interest for tourists, on the Island of Majorca is the Beata Sor Catalina Thomàs Procession, a celebration that takes place in the village of Santa Margalida on the first weekend in September.
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Binissalem: Festa des Vermar, the grape harvest festival

| April 13, 2012
Binissalem: Festa des Vermar, the grape harvest festival

In September, the month of the grape harvest, Binissalem celebrates its most important festival, the “Festa des Vermar”, which for nine days transforms this wine growing town into a hive of activity flowing with fine wine.
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Capdepera, Mallorca: Medieval market in Capdepera Castle

| April 12, 2012
Capdepera, Mallorca: Medieval market in Capdepera Castle

Every year, in commemoration of its founding by King James II in 1300, the town of Capdepera journeys back in time to the Middle Ages to revisit how the town’s inhabitants lived in those days. A medieval market is held in Capdepera Castle each third weekend in May, a popular event that takes the opportunity to use the castle and turns the municipality into a medieval fortress.
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Fiestas de San Agustín in Felanitx, Mallorca

| April 9, 2012
Fiestas de San Agustín in Felanitx, Mallorca

Cavallets and dimoni are featured in the San Agustín saint’s day festivities in the Mallorcan town of Felanitx, which also includes concerts, street bands and sporting events.
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Pollenca’s fiestas: the battle between Moors and Christians

| April 6, 2012
Pollenca’s fiestas: the battle between Moors and Christians

The main event in this celebration recreates the battle of May 30, 1550 against Dragut the Corsair and his band of pirates.
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The Sant Tomas Fair and slaughtering day display in Sineu, Mallorca

| April 5, 2012
The Sant Tomas Fair and slaughtering day display in Sineu, Mallorca

The tradition of homemade sausage-making, a painstaking job that turned the need to conserve foods for the winter into a festive event, has survived in the Balearic Islands down the ages.
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Palma de Mallorca: The Festa de l’Estendard

| April 4, 2012
Palma de Mallorca: The Festa de l’Estendard

Every New Year’s Eve, Palma celebrates the Festa of l’Estendard to commemorate the incorporation of Mallorca to into Europe’s Christian kingdoms.
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Mallorca: The Festivity of Les Verges, St. Ursula’s Eve

| April 3, 2012
Mallorca: The Festivity of Les Verges, St. Ursula’s Eve

On the evening of October 20, the streets fill with groups of young men who take advantage of the ancient tradition of serenading girls to meet, sing and enjoy traditional buñuelos, the local version of doughnuts.
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Pollenca – The Feast of Corpus Christi

| March 29, 2012
Pollenca – The Feast of Corpus Christi

There is an ancient tradition associated to the Feast of Corpus Christi of which only the town of Pollença can boast: Ball de les Àguiles (Dance of the Eagles) and the ritual dance known as Sant Joan Pelós (Hairy St. John). Corpus Christi, celebrated sixty days after Easter Sunday, is a colourful, traditional holiday in Pollença.
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Petra – The fiesta of Padre Serra

| March 25, 2012
Petra – The fiesta of Padre Serra

Junipero Serra was the founding father of California and was born here in Petra in 1713. He is celebrated on the third Sunday of September with a fair that offers various activities and a parade of floats in his memory. Petra also contains a museum dedicated to his life.
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Valldemossa, Fiesta del Carro Triomfal de la Beata

| March 24, 2012
Valldemossa, Fiesta del Carro Triomfal de la Beata

On every July the 28th, Valldemossa gets dressed up to celebrate the Fiestas of the Blessed Catalina Tomàs. Catherine Thomas became the patron saint for Valldemossa in 1930 and the festivities in her honor are the most important for the people of town. Hundreds of people come to Valldemossa from all over the island to see the “Carro Triomfal” (procession “La Beata”) where each year a six year old girl is chosen to represent the Santa in a procession through the main streets of the village.
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