Festivals

Mallorca Events in January

Revelta i Beneides de Sant Antoni Abat – January 16th and 17th, this fiesta in Mallorca includes bonfires, parades, dancing, feasting and many people dress up in costumes.
Processo dels Tres Tocs – January 17th, in Ciutadella, Menorca, this procession celebrates the victory of Alfonso III over the Muslims in 1287
Festa de Sant Sebastia – January 20th, in Pollenca, Mallorca, a procession with two dancers, known as cavallets, mounting wooden horses

Mallorca Events in February

Carnival Parades – February and March, many fancy dress balls marks the end of the Carnival before Lent. Palma hosts the most spectacular fiesta, known as the Cavalcade (Sa Rua)

Mallorca Events in March

Semana Santa – held on Maundy Thursday in Palma, Mallorca, a procession leaves the church of La Sang, carrying a crucifix. On Good Friday, many other processions are held in towns, including Palma and Sineu in Mallorca and Mao in Menorca

Mallorca Events in April

Festa Sant Francesc – April 2nd, a popular feast of St. Francis is celebrated throughout the islands
Festa Sant Jordi – April 23rd, this feast day of the patron saint of many towns and villages is celebrated on all the islands
Princess Sofia Trophy – in Palma, Mallorca, this yachting regatta is one of the most important in the Balearic islands

Mallorca Events in May

Festa de Maig – first Sunday in May in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza, this spring flower festival is one of the most colourful fiestas in the Balearic islands
Festa de Nostra Sanyora de la Victoria – second Sunday in May, held in Soller and Port de Soller, Mallorca, these mock battles are staged to mark the raid by the Turkish pirates in 1561
Eivissa Medieval – second Sunday in May, held in Eivissa, Ibiza, this new festival includes concerts and dancing, celebrating the declaration of Dalt Villa as a World Heritage site in 1992

Mallorca Events in June

Corpus Christi – held in Pollenca, Mallorca, this popular festival includes the ‘Dance of the Eagles’ and is performed in the main town square
Sant Antoni de Juny – June 13th, held in Arta, Mallorca, this feast also includes parades of locals dressed up as horses
Sant Joan – June 24th, held in Ciutadella, Menorca, horses are a major part of the event, which is King Juan Carlos’s name day
Romeria de Sant Marcal – June 30th, in Sa Cabeneta, Mallorca, this is a popular fair which is also held in other towns

Mallorca Events in July

Dia de Virgen de Carmen – July 15th to 16th, held all over the Balearic islands, the feast of the patron saint of sailors includes parades and the blessing of fishing boats
Passejada dies Bou i Carro Triunfal – July 27th to 28th, held in Valldemossa, Mallorca, this celebration includes a feast and a bull and a procession of carts

Mallorca Events in August

Copa del Rey – first week in August, held in Palma, Mallorca, this large and very popular international yachting regatta is held under the patronage of King Juan Carlos
Sant Ciriac – August 8th, held in Ibiza, the feast commemorates the Spanish recapture of these islands
Festa de Sant Lorenc – second week in August, held in Alaior, Menorca, with riding displays in the streets
Assumption of the Virgin – August 15th, this is a major festival that is held throughout Spain
Sant Agustin – August 28th, held in Felantix, Mallorca, this fiesta includes horse-riding shows and dancing

Mallorca Events in September

Processio de la Beata – first Sunday in September, held in Santa Margalida, Mallorca, this process of floats and people dressed in folk costume honouring Sant Catalina
Diada de Catalunya – September 11th, this is a national holiday throughout the islands
Festa des Vermar – last Sunday in September, held in Binissalem, Mallorca, this grape-harvest festival includes floats and also concerts
Festa del Melo – last Sunday in September, held in Vilafranca de Bonany, Mallorca, this watermelon festival celebrates the end of the harvest

Mallorca Events in October

Dia de la Hispanidad – October 12th, a national Spanish holiday, held to commemorate the discovery of the New World by Christopher Colombus in 1492
Festa de Virgin – October 21st, held in Palma, Mallorca, this festival includes large amounts of cakes, singing and general festivities
Festa dies Butifarro – third Sunday in October, held in Sant Joan, Mallorca, this festival includes eating large amounts of tasty sausages

Mallorca Events in November

Sant Carles – November 4th, held in Ibiza, this is the patron saint’s day and is celebrated throughout Ibiza
Dilous Bo – third Thursday in November, held in Inca, Mallorca, this is an important agricultural feast, including fairs
Birthday of Junipero Serra – November 24th, the birthday of this Franciscan monk is celebrated throughout the region

Mallorca Events in December

Noche Buena – December 24th, Christmas Eve celebrations, including nativity plays and midnight mass, throughout the islands
Santos Inocentes – December 28th, a Spanish equivalent of April Fool’s day
Festa de l’Estandard – December 31st, held in Palma, Mallorca, this feast commemorates the town’s conquest in 1229

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