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Jan
18
Mon
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca
Jan 18 – Jan 22 all-day
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca | Palma | Balearic Islands | Spain

After the Christmas holiday season, Palma de Majorca celebrates the patron saint of Palma – San Sebastian – on the 20th of January. The complete program can be checked at Palma de Majorca’s website. Sebastian was a Roman Captain in Majorca who converted to Christianity and was tortured for abandoning the Roman gods. As he survived the torturing, he became a protector of Christianity in Majorca, taking care of the sick and needed. The Romans sentenced him to stoning and then threw his body into the sewers as a lesson.

The celebrations start on the 19th with traditional activities where giants dance and human castles are made before lighting barbecues in the main streets of the city where neighbours and visitors can enjoy Majorca’s meats while preparing for a night of music. At 22:00 concerts in 10 different squares of the city start. Each square plays different styles of music for both young and old to enjoy the celebrations.

On the 20th popular meals are prepared in Bellver’s Castle and in the afternoon traffic is blocked to enjoy cycling activities around the city, as well as children’s activities in different areas of Palma de Majorca.

Then on the coming Saturday there is the grand ending of the celebrations with fireworks and ‘correfocs’, a show called aTIÀr FOC. At 20:00 the devils come out to ‘burn’ the city. During the next 2 hours the devils will run through the streets, followed by the people, dancing with fire and sparkles. Appropriate clothing, including eye protection, is a must. At 22:00 everybody meets in front of the cathedral to enjoy the closure of the celebrations and the fireworks.


Summary
Event
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca
Location
Palma de Majorca,Majorca
Details of the annual San Sebastian festival in Palma de Mallorca. Includes location map and photos.
Jan
19
Tue
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca
Jan 19 – Jan 23 all-day
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca | Palma | Balearic Islands | Spain

After the Christmas holiday season, Palma de Majorca celebrates the patron saint of Palma – San Sebastian – on the 20th of January. The complete program can be checked at Palma de Majorca’s website. Sebastian was a Roman Captain in Majorca who converted to Christianity and was tortured for abandoning the Roman gods. As he survived the torturing, he became a protector of Christianity in Majorca, taking care of the sick and needed. The Romans sentenced him to stoning and then threw his body into the sewers as a lesson.

The celebrations start on the 19th with traditional activities where giants dance and human castles are made before lighting barbecues in the main streets of the city where neighbours and visitors can enjoy Majorca’s meats while preparing for a night of music. At 22:00 concerts in 10 different squares of the city start. Each square plays different styles of music for both young and old to enjoy the celebrations.

On the 20th popular meals are prepared in Bellver’s Castle and in the afternoon traffic is blocked to enjoy cycling activities around the city, as well as children’s activities in different areas of Palma de Majorca.

Then on the coming Saturday there is the grand ending of the celebrations with fireworks and ‘correfocs’, a show called aTIÀr FOC. At 20:00 the devils come out to ‘burn’ the city. During the next 2 hours the devils will run through the streets, followed by the people, dancing with fire and sparkles. Appropriate clothing, including eye protection, is a must. At 22:00 everybody meets in front of the cathedral to enjoy the closure of the celebrations and the fireworks.


Summary
Event
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca
Location
Palma de Majorca,Majorca
Details of the annual San Sebastian festival in Palma de Mallorca. Includes location map and photos.
Jan
20
Wed
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca
Jan 20 – Jan 24 all-day
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca | Palma | Balearic Islands | Spain

After the Christmas holiday season, Palma de Majorca celebrates the patron saint of Palma – San Sebastian – on the 20th of January. The complete program can be checked at Palma de Majorca’s website. Sebastian was a Roman Captain in Majorca who converted to Christianity and was tortured for abandoning the Roman gods. As he survived the torturing, he became a protector of Christianity in Majorca, taking care of the sick and needed. The Romans sentenced him to stoning and then threw his body into the sewers as a lesson.

The celebrations start on the 19th with traditional activities where giants dance and human castles are made before lighting barbecues in the main streets of the city where neighbours and visitors can enjoy Majorca’s meats while preparing for a night of music. At 22:00 concerts in 10 different squares of the city start. Each square plays different styles of music for both young and old to enjoy the celebrations.

On the 20th popular meals are prepared in Bellver’s Castle and in the afternoon traffic is blocked to enjoy cycling activities around the city, as well as children’s activities in different areas of Palma de Majorca.

Then on the coming Saturday there is the grand ending of the celebrations with fireworks and ‘correfocs’, a show called aTIÀr FOC. At 20:00 the devils come out to ‘burn’ the city. During the next 2 hours the devils will run through the streets, followed by the people, dancing with fire and sparkles. Appropriate clothing, including eye protection, is a must. At 22:00 everybody meets in front of the cathedral to enjoy the closure of the celebrations and the fireworks.


Summary
Event
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca
Location
Palma de Majorca,Majorca
Details of the annual San Sebastian festival in Palma de Mallorca. Includes location map and photos.
Jan
21
Thu
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca
Jan 21 – Jan 25 all-day
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca | Palma | Balearic Islands | Spain

After the Christmas holiday season, Palma de Majorca celebrates the patron saint of Palma – San Sebastian – on the 20th of January. The complete program can be checked at Palma de Majorca’s website. Sebastian was a Roman Captain in Majorca who converted to Christianity and was tortured for abandoning the Roman gods. As he survived the torturing, he became a protector of Christianity in Majorca, taking care of the sick and needed. The Romans sentenced him to stoning and then threw his body into the sewers as a lesson.

The celebrations start on the 19th with traditional activities where giants dance and human castles are made before lighting barbecues in the main streets of the city where neighbours and visitors can enjoy Majorca’s meats while preparing for a night of music. At 22:00 concerts in 10 different squares of the city start. Each square plays different styles of music for both young and old to enjoy the celebrations.

On the 20th popular meals are prepared in Bellver’s Castle and in the afternoon traffic is blocked to enjoy cycling activities around the city, as well as children’s activities in different areas of Palma de Majorca.

Then on the coming Saturday there is the grand ending of the celebrations with fireworks and ‘correfocs’, a show called aTIÀr FOC. At 20:00 the devils come out to ‘burn’ the city. During the next 2 hours the devils will run through the streets, followed by the people, dancing with fire and sparkles. Appropriate clothing, including eye protection, is a must. At 22:00 everybody meets in front of the cathedral to enjoy the closure of the celebrations and the fireworks.


Summary
Event
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca
Location
Palma de Majorca,Majorca
Details of the annual San Sebastian festival in Palma de Mallorca. Includes location map and photos.
Jan
22
Fri
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca
Jan 22 – Jan 26 all-day
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca | Palma | Balearic Islands | Spain

After the Christmas holiday season, Palma de Majorca celebrates the patron saint of Palma – San Sebastian – on the 20th of January. The complete program can be checked at Palma de Majorca’s website. Sebastian was a Roman Captain in Majorca who converted to Christianity and was tortured for abandoning the Roman gods. As he survived the torturing, he became a protector of Christianity in Majorca, taking care of the sick and needed. The Romans sentenced him to stoning and then threw his body into the sewers as a lesson.

The celebrations start on the 19th with traditional activities where giants dance and human castles are made before lighting barbecues in the main streets of the city where neighbours and visitors can enjoy Majorca’s meats while preparing for a night of music. At 22:00 concerts in 10 different squares of the city start. Each square plays different styles of music for both young and old to enjoy the celebrations.

On the 20th popular meals are prepared in Bellver’s Castle and in the afternoon traffic is blocked to enjoy cycling activities around the city, as well as children’s activities in different areas of Palma de Majorca.

Then on the coming Saturday there is the grand ending of the celebrations with fireworks and ‘correfocs’, a show called aTIÀr FOC. At 20:00 the devils come out to ‘burn’ the city. During the next 2 hours the devils will run through the streets, followed by the people, dancing with fire and sparkles. Appropriate clothing, including eye protection, is a must. At 22:00 everybody meets in front of the cathedral to enjoy the closure of the celebrations and the fireworks.


Summary
Event
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca
Location
Palma de Majorca,Majorca
Details of the annual San Sebastian festival in Palma de Mallorca. Includes location map and photos.
Mar
1
Mon
Day of the Balearic Islands (Día de les Illes Balears)
Mar 1 all-day
Day of the Balearic Islands (Día de les Illes Balears)

The ‘Day of the Balearic Islands’ is held on the 1st of March every year. It is a celebration of the  ‘Balearic Islands Statute of Autonomy’ which came into effect on March 1st, 1983. People around Majorca celebrate this event in various ways. Some include:

  • Medieval markets and celebrations in Majorcan towns.
  • Concerts
  • Communal meals
  • Sports events
  • Public readings of the statute
  • Art and photography exhibitions
Summary
Event
Day of the Balearic Islands (Día de les Illes Balears)
Details of the Day of the Balearic Islands celebrated in Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera each year. Includes activity details and dates.
Mar
9
Tue
Semana Santa Majorca (Holy Week)
Mar 9 – Mar 15 all-day
Semana Santa Majorca (Holy Week)

Semana Santa translates to ‘Holy Week’ in English and is celebrated extensively throughout Spain. It is the last week of Lent before Easter in the Christian calendar and is probably the biggest religious festival in Majorca. The festival celebrates the last week of Jesus’ life before being crucified.

Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) sees the start of the celebrations across the entire of Majorca, as churches perform traditional blessings of palm and olive branches. There are usually firework displays and parades through the streets of many towns at night during this period.

On Maundy Thursday the procession of ‘La Sang’ can be seen through the streets of Palma de Mallorca.

Summary
Event
Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Majorca
Majorca
Details of the Majorca activities regarding the religious festival of Holy Week (Semana Santa), celebrated annually throughout Spain.
Mar
11
Thu
Majorca International Classic Car Rally
Mar 11 – Mar 13 all-day
Majorca International Classic Car Rally

A 600KM road rally featuring various classic cars from around the world. The Majorca International Classic Car Rally started in 2005 and currently hosts around 60 teams. You may have seen the rally featured in the UK Top Gear 2009 series on television (Series 13 Episode 6, UK air date 26th July 2009). The one where Jeremy Clarkson gets locked in the portaloo and throws a tantrum getting out.

Stage locations change annually, but are sure to include the coastal and mountain roads in and around the Tramuntana mountain range (North West of Majorca).

Each year prizes are handed out to the race winners and also the team with the most beautiful car.


Summary
Event
Majorca International Classic Car Rally
Details of the annual Majorca International Classic Car Rally. Includes photos and event information.
Mar
24
Wed
S.A.R. Princess Sofia Sailing Trophy in Palma de Majorca’s Bay
Mar 24 – Apr 2 all-day
S.A.R. Princess Sofia Sailing Trophy in Palma de Majorca's Bay

At the end of March to early April each year, Palma de Majorca celebrates the S.A.R. Princess Sofia Sailing Trophy,  in the bay of Palma. This international sailing event is  one of seven trophies comprising the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The exact dates change each year, please double check with their website which we have linked to on this page.

The Princess Sofia Trophy is normally sponsored by a local company and organised by 3 nautical clubs of Majorca, 1 sailing school and the Balearic and Spanish Federations. Over 600 teams from over 50 nations from around the world will participate in this first European event of the ‘ISAF Sailing World Cup’. One of the goals of these races is to qualify for the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events for the London 2012 Olympics.

12 classes will participate in the 2011 edition of the trophy, distributed across 4 different locations within the bay and over the whole week the sea will be awash with sails. These views are best enjoyed from any terrace or bar overlooking the bay of Palma de Majorca.

In the past trophy races have included:

  • Women’s Keelboat Match Racing (Including Practice Race)
  • Men’s One Person Dinghy
  • Women’s One Person Dinghy
  • Men’s Two Person Dinghy
  • Women’s Two Person Dinghy
  • Men’s Two Person Dinghy High Performance
  • Men’s Keelboat
  • Men’s Windsurfer
  • Women’s Windsurfer
  • Paralympics One Person Keelboat
  • Paralympics Two Person Keelboat
  • Paralympics Three Person Keelboat
  • Invited class


Summary
Event
S.A.R. Princess Sofia International Sailing Trophy in Palma de Majorca's Bay
Details of the S.A.R. Princess Sofia International Sailing Trophy held annually in Palma de Majorca's bay. Includes location map, event details and photos.
Apr
9
Fri
Semana Santa Majorca (Holy Week)
Apr 9 – Apr 15 all-day
Semana Santa Majorca (Holy Week)

Semana Santa translates to ‘Holy Week’ in English and is celebrated extensively throughout Spain. It is the last week of Lent before Easter in the Christian calendar and is probably the biggest religious festival in Majorca. The festival celebrates the last week of Jesus’ life before being crucified.

Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) sees the start of the celebrations across the entire of Majorca, as churches perform traditional blessings of palm and olive branches. There are usually firework displays and parades through the streets of many towns at night during this period.

On Maundy Thursday the procession of ‘La Sang’ can be seen through the streets of Palma de Mallorca.

Summary
Event
Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Majorca
Majorca
Details of the Majorca activities regarding the religious festival of Holy Week (Semana Santa), celebrated annually throughout Spain.