A few Mallorca fiestas with local colour, pageantry and fun for young and old.
We really can use the literally when we say that literally every village, town and city in Mallorca has its own fiesta at some stage during the year. This weekend we've picked out a few which show
how old traditions have been maintained both in the face of modern development and also in their age old setting.
First off, lively Magaluf, brash
favourite for fun and frolics for young Brits shows its Mallorcan roots in its Spring Festival which features a 'correfoc' on Friday night (9th May, 23.15) It's a
riotous mix of fireworks, bangers and horned demons running through the town and generally causing mayhem amongst the spectators and I love the way it's described on the posters, 'be chased by
naughty devils,' as I'm sure there's a bit of that shenanigans happening on non-fiesta Friday nights too!
Just round the headland, Palmanova is celebrating Europe Day, whatever that might be, on Sunday 11th May with a
more sedate, but non-the-less entertaining day with an international show featuring artists from around the continent, market and kids' activities by the seafront, starting at 12.00.
The big fiesta is Soller's traditional celebration of defeating Turkish and Algerian sea forces with a re-enactment of the battle with quite literally thousands of people taking part. It all
takes place on Monday 12th May, starting in the afternoon and for further details of the whys and wherefores of the event, take a look at last year's news story – "/news/2013/soller_fiesta.htm">Soller Fiesta 2013 or the official webpage of the Firo Soller for this year's event.
Have a great time in Mallorca over the weekend!