Tag: Mallorca culture

Mallorca: The Chant of the Sybil

| April 23, 2012

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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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.
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Sóller, Sa Mostra International Folk Festival

| March 8, 2012

The International Folklore Festival of Sóller, was founded by the ‘Aires Sollerics’ and has been uniting folklore groups every July from all over the world since 1980.
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Sant Joan, Mallorca: Festa del Pa i el Peix

| February 20, 2012

The town of Sant Joan will celebrate Fourth Sunday, March 11, the “Festa des Pa i es Peix”, also known as the “Quart Diumenge de Quaresma” (Fourth Sunday in Lent). The “Festa des Pa i es Peix”, that has been held at the Santuari de Consolació in Sant Joan for many years, remembers the biblical episode of the multiplying of the loaves and fishes by Jesus. It consists of an on-foot procession to the church that is dedicated to the Mare de Déu de la Consolació (Our Mother of Consolation), situated on the Consolació Hill.
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Mallorca Palm Sunday

| February 18, 2012

All over Mallorca, Palm Sunday, or Sunday of the Passion, marks the beginning of Easter Week with palm fronds to commemorate Jesus Christ’s entry in Jerusalem.
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Valldemosa Frédéric Chopin Piano Festival

| February 16, 2012

This piano festival has a long tradition running back to 1930. It consists of a series of concerts held in the cloister of Valldemossa Monastery. Its main focus is on works by Chopin, played by both renowned pianists as well as up-and-coming young talent. Apart from the piano recitals, the festival has other activities such as artistic installations and exhibitions of avant-garde plastic arts, performances, etc. These extras have been introduced to modernise and update the romantic message of Chopin and his partner, the writer George Sand. Dates from Aug 5, 2012 to Aug 26, 2012.

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