Tag: Mallorca festivals

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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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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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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Inca’s patron saints’ days’ feast: Sant Abdó and Sant Senén

| April 10, 2012
Inca’s patron saints’ days’ feast: Sant Abdó and Sant Senén

The city of Inca, the largest town in the Raiguer zone, will be organising a varied programme of events to fete its patron saints, while inviting residents and visitors to partake in the activities.
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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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Palma de Mallorca Saint Bernat Procession

| April 8, 2012
Palma de Mallorca Saint Bernat Procession

One of the most outstanding celebrations to take place in the city of Palma in this year’s programme of summer festivities is the well-known Saint Bernat Procession on 19th August, origin of which dates from the time of the founding of the Secar de la Real Monastery, and during which the pilgrims would travel to the monastery to be blessed and be presented with a gift of basil leaves.
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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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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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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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Sant Joan – Mallorca: Festa del Sol que balla

| March 22, 2012
Sant Joan – Mallorca: Festa del Sol que balla

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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Sóller, Sa Mostra International Folk Festival

| March 8, 2012
Sóller, Sa Mostra International Folk Festival

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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Son Marroig Deyá International Music Festival

| February 28, 2012
Son Marroig Deyá International Music Festival

The Deià International Music Festival is dedicated to chamber music and has been held in Son Marroig, on the island of Majorca, since 1978.
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