Keep the party going!

Dimoni, Mallorca, Photo by Oliver Neilson

You may think that Christmas, and New Year AND the Three Kings are over, and that therefore everything is back to normal in Mallorca, but you would be wrong as we still have two more fiestas to go this month, and we love them!

First up we have St Antoni this coming weekend. You will be able to join in at outdoor barbecues all over the island on Saturday evening. The parties happen all over the island, check out Manacor, Sa Pobla, Felanitx, Muro, Santanyi, Sencelles, Son Servera, Pollensa and Binissalem.  The fiesta is split into two halves: you have the barbecue where everyone cooks together and has fun followed by the Corre Foc which involves devil masks, naughtiness, fireworks and the occasional chain saw.

Then on Sunday you should make your way to the church with your pet cat, dog, sheep, goat, or hamster, whatever you have you should take along to be blessed. Look out for blessings in Biniali, Cala D’Or, Santanyi, Soller,  Andratx, Alaro, Deya, Maria de la Salut, Muro, Sa Coma, Santa Maria del Cami, Soller, Son Carrio and Sa Pobla

Dimoni, Palma, Mallorca, Photo Oliver Neilson

Then all attention is focused on Palma for the big San Sebastian parties. The Fiesta Sant Sebastia is one of the biggest festivals in Mallorca and celebrates the Patron Saint of the capital. The main nights are around the 18th, 19th and 20th (the day of Saint Sebastian), with parties and concerts being held on the 19th. Various squares in Palma become the venues for different types of music, for example Plaza Cort will become the stage for electronic music and Porta Santa Catalina will be the Jazz Stage whilst Placa Rei Joan Carles 1 will be the ska and reggae stage. Other entertainments such as the Castellers de Mallorca and the fire runs (Correfoc – wear long sleeves!) are on the 20th January. There will be exhibitions, music and parades for the duration of the festival and you’ll find all the details in the Official Programme (available about a week before the event).

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