Many of the most important celebrations in Mallorca are held in the summer months. In Mallorca, there are many festivals that are held throughout the year, but quite a lot of them are in the summer, which is quite normal in the Balearic Islands. Therefore, you have no excuses to be bored even for a moment during your stay in Mallorca as there is always some celebration on in part of the island, especially in Palma. You just have to look on Facebook, twitter, snapchat and any other social media to see it full of photos every weekend of residents and visitors alike celebrating a festival in a village in Mallorca, people love to show how much they are enjoying themselves!
In places like Santa Maria, Sant Llorenç Santanyí, Pollença, Sant Joan, Santa Eugènia, Sineu and many others you can enjoy very authentic festivals in 2017, which make a change from the beach whilst on holiday in Mallorca, every week there is one in a village in the summer months! And most of the villages are quite close to the coastal areas Mallorca where there are hotels like the Zafiro Hotels. Music, fire, dance, leisure activities and bright festival colours are the symbols of these events and they can be found at any fair held on the island of Mallorca, or in the Balearic Islands, during the months of June, July and August. Some of them like the Nit de Sant Joan, which is on June 23 is held in Palma de Mallorca where these celebrations are a regular occurrence. In the same month, the Corpus is celebrated in Palma especially in the old parts of Palma de Mallorca and in Alcudia, San Pedro and San Pablo are celebrated at the beginning of the summer. All these events allow visitors an opportunity to touch base with the local culture of the island and its capital, Palma and of course at the same time these festivals add to number of leisure activities available to do whilst on holiday in 2017 in Mallorca or in Palma itself. Following on from June, in July, the traditional maritime processions honouring the virgin del Carmen are held, these are very typical of several coastal villages, the ones that really stand out are Palma de Mallorca and Porto Colom in Felanitx.
In the same month, the dance of the 'cossiers' takes place in Algaida, and the following month it is celebrated again, with the same enthusiasm and music in the neighbouring village of Montuiri, it is worth making a note of the exact dates for 2017 of these celebrations. July has numerous festivities in villages of Mallorca, there is the Festival of Sant Feliu in Llubi; and in Inca it is the turn of St. Abdon and San Senen; Whilst Felanitx has Sant Agustí and in Santa Margalida and Valldemossa it is the festivities of Santa Catalina Thomàs. Also in July, Petra celebrates the feast of Santa Pràxedes. Finally, the festival of the Virgen de la Victoria, which is of great importance for the locals is held in, Alcudia In August, it is the turn of one of the most vibrant of the summer festivals, the Festival of Moors and Christians in Pollença, which includes a re- enactment of the invasion of the town by pirates, and its defence by the residents and their neighbours. The important roles in the battle are distributed amongst the townsfolk and they then re-enact the battle for Pollença that took place on May 30, 1550, when they drove out a group of Turkish invaders under the command of the fearsome Dragut. Although it is not traditional, it is still very popular in Mallorca the ‘Des Lluc Peu Güell’ pilgrimage starting from Palma de Mallorca to the monastery of Lluc, in the Sierra de Tramuntana, it always takes place in August, with thousands of participants walking at night the 48 kilometres distance between the two points. Also in August, the town of Alaró celebrates the feast of San Roque and Arta, one of the farthest towns from Palma, celebrates Sant Salvador. Come September time, it is the wine harvest festival celebrated in Binissalem, which is the largest wine-producing village in Mallorca.
Again, it best to go to the tourist information office to check on which day each festival is celebrated on in Mallorca. Another important Festival of this month is la Beata, in Santa Margalida which is celebrated in a very traditional atmosphere and Santa Ponsa (Calviá) commemorates the landing of King Jaume I with a party that lasts several days. At the beginning of September, in Vilafranca de Bonany, which is one of the most agricultural villages in Mallorca, is the Melon fair and festival which is very famous and includes a contest for the large specimens of Melons, and of course plenty of opportunities to taste the fruit .It is really worth going to the celebrations of the most popular Patron Saints of the villages in Mallorca and in summer there are plenty to choose from and also in Palma there is something on every week, although not always the typical festivities of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands but still nevertheless worth seeing. However, it is important for any visitors coming to Mallorca to get up-to-date information about when and where things are happening if they want to have a chance to get a taste of the culture of Palma and Mallorca in 2017 but the best thing is that every week there is something to see and do and isn’t it to better to live it rather than see through the eyes of someone you know on Facebook? Discover all the hotels Zafiro Hotels manages in Mallorca and enjoy your family holidays.