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16th / 17th January: Sant Antoni Day

‘’Sa revetla’’

On the eve of Sant Antoni, people gather around large bonfires to share a dinner consisting of typical products of the islands grilled on communal barbecues: llonganisses, botifarrons, sobrassada or espinagada.

Fire is the center of this festival. It symbolizes purification and renewal and celebrates the triumph of good over evil, the triumph of Sant Antoni over the devil. It is bank holiday in Sa Pobla, Muro, Pollença and Sant Joan.

 ‘’Ses Beneïdes’’

In ancient times, the rural society was entrusted to Sant Antoni, the patron saint of farmyard animals, for protection. Even today people bring their animals to be blessed.

‘’The Pollença pine tree‘’

Young people of Pollença cut down a pine tree on the estate of Son Ternelles. They bring it to the town square and put soap and eggs on its bark. Then the male village youth try to climb the tree.

20th January : Sant Sebastià Day 

‘’Sa revetla’’ in Palma

On the eve of Sant Sebastià, Palma`s Patron Saint, takes place ‘’sa revetla’’, a popular party plenty of large bonfires and local food

’Concerts’’

Live concerts are held in the main squares around the city

Fire and ‘’Dimonis’’

The fire symbolizing purification and the ‘’dimonis’’ make run and enjoy to everyone in the festival

The day of cyclists

On the morning the city is completely devoted to cycling. A biking tour takes place around the capital

Fireworks

At the end of the festival an impressive fireworks display is celebrated along the Bay of Palma which makes enjoy to thousands of viewers

‘’Cavallets’’ in Pollença

On the evening, in Pollença takes place a procession of horses and the ‘’desfile del estandarte’’. A mass is celebrated, with the traditional ‘’Ball de l’Oferta’’

 

 

 


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