Tag: Mallorca fiestas

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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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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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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Mallorca Palm Sunday

| February 18, 2012
Mallorca Palm Sunday

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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Gegants i Capgrossos in Mallorca and Menorca

| February 16, 2012
Gegants i Capgrossos in Mallorca and Menorca

The Gegants i Capgrossos (giants and big-heads) form part of the festive tradition all over Spain, especially in Menorca and Mallorca, where these enormous figures play an important role in the popular festivals.
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