Palma The Festa de l’Estendard – Banner Day

March 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Every New Year’s Eve, Palma celebrates the Festa of l’Estendard to commemorate the incorporation of Mallorca to into Europe’s Christian kingdoms.

Binissalem: Festa des Vermar, the grape harvest festival

March 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

The Festivity of Les Verges, St. Ursula’s Eve

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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.

The Chant of the Sybil

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Palm Sunday all around Mallorca

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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.

Mare de Deu (Mother of God) festival

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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

The Sant Tomas Fair and slaughtering day display in Sineu

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Palma Pancaritat Festa de l’Angel

February 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On the Sunday following Easter, many places in Majorca celebrate the Pancaritat (Festa de l’Àngel in Palma), a romería or pilgrimage excursion, the origins of which date back to the year 1407. March-april.

Palma The Feast of Santa Lucía

February 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Palma The Procession of the Beata, St. Catalina Thomas

February 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Palma The Feast of Corpus Christi

February 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Corpus Christi, celebrated sixty days after Easter Sunday, is a colourful, traditional holiday in Palma. Corpus Christi, the Feast of the Body and Blood, is a major Catholic holiday with a mass and procession in honour of the Holy Eucharist.

Gegants i Capgrossos

February 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Pollenca International Classical Music Festival

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The International Classical Music Festival has been held since 1962 in the Majorcan town of Pollença, in the incomparable setting of the Santo Domingo Cloister.

Sóller, Sa Mostra International Folk Festival

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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.

Deyá International Music Festival

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