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Fiesta of Sant Sebastia

It is the most popular festival in Palma. The big day coincides with Palma’s patron saint on 20 January. On the eve of this day, the famous bonfire is lit and several live music events are held throughout the city. The fiesta starts with the Correfoc (fire parades) and continues with barbecues, firework displays and street carnivals. Over the length of the festival, there are also exhibitions being held displaying local handicraft, folklore, and art.

Date: 13 January 2019 - 21 January 2019
Venue: Throughout Palma.
Cost:

Free.


Fiesta of Sant Antoni

The Fiesta of Saint Antoni Abad is an important event in most of the villages around the Part Forana area of Mallorca and it marks the beginning of the winter’s solstice. Saint Antoni is the patron of the animals and the celebration connects with ancient fertility rituals. It starts in the afternoon on 16 January with the burning of bonfires around the villages and goes on for the rest of the night as locals feast on sobrassada (cured sausages), demons and dances.

Date: 16 January 2019 - 17 January 2019
Venue: Throughout Palma.
Cost:

Free.


Semana Santa

La Semana Santa in Mallorca is not only a religious celebration but also a long lived tradition with a strong following in almost every Spanish city. There are processions held every day of the week but the highlights are the Santo Cristo de la Sangre on Thursday and Santo Enterramiento on Friday. During the week-long celebrations, it is also customary to feast on typical Easter products in Mallorca like panades, robiols and crespells.

Date: 14 April 2019 - 20 April 2019
Venue: Throughout Palma.
Cost:

Free.


King's Cup Regatta

Every year, the Bay of Palma witnesses some major nautical action during The King's Cup or Copa del Rey. As one of the major cruiser class regattas in the Mediterranean, it has become a huge event for sailing enthusiasts. Held at the Real Club Náutico de Palma, the event sees more than a 100 boats competing in the waters each year.

Date: 29 July 2019 - 03 August 2019
Venue: Real Club Náutico de Palma.
Website: http://www.regatacopadelrey.com
Cost:

Free.


Colcada de la Beata (The Procession of the Blessed)

In commemoration of Mallorca’s patron saint Santa Catalina Tomas, the streets of Palma are filled with colours and tradition with floats, musicians and folk groups. Before the parade, a morning mass is celebrated in the Church of St Magdalene. At the end of it, the participants and the general public meet on one of the squares to perform the traditional saradana dance.

Date: 19 October 2019 - 19 October 2019
Venue: Throughout Palma.
Cost:

Free.


Nochebuena

As with other cities across Spain, Christmas Eve in Mallorca is celebrated throughout the city with nativity acts and midnight masses. You’ll also find Christmas markets and illuminations all around Palma. On Nochebuena itself, locals tend to have a big feast at home, with the entire family gathering around the dinner table. Many restaurants also offer a special dinner menu that usually involves several rounds of feasting – be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Date: 24 December 2019 - 24 December 2019
Venue: Various churches throughout Palma.
Cost:

Free.


Festa de l'Estendard

The Fiesta de l’Estendard (Fiesta of the Banner) is celebrated on the last day of the year by the Mallorquíns to commemorate the Catalan conquest of the island in 1229 by King Jaume from the Moorish rules. This festival is one of the oldest in Europe, dating back to the 13th century. The events start at the Plaza del Cort in Palma where the banner is placed under the conqueror king’s picture.

Date: 31 December 2019 - 31 December 2019
Venue: Throughout Palma.
Cost:

Free.


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