The most important Majorcan holidays and festivals
January 20th. Saint Sebastian Day. With bonfires, concerts, and giant papier-mâché figures, Majorcans honor Saint Sebastian, who liberated the island from The Plague. Saint Sebastian is also the patron saint of the island's capital, Palma de Mallorca. The city celebrates with concerts, toasts, and arts in all of its plazas.
February.Carnivals. In Majorca, carnivals are known as Sa Rua. All of the cities and towns celebrate with entertaining parades filled with floats, costumes, street dancing, and common Majorcan foods like ensaimadas, crespells, and empanadas.
May. Moros y Cristianos in Sóller. In Sóller on the second Monday of May, los Moros y Cristianos, or the Moors and Christians, kicks off a series of popular summertime festivities in different Majorcan localities.
June. Corpus Christi in Palma de Majorca. This important and colorful religious tradition takes place 60 days after Resurrection Sunday. Palma is beautifully decorated for the occasion and many activities take place in commemoration.
July – August. Sa Pobla International Jazz Festival. During the summer months, outdoor jazz concerts are held in Sa Pobla's Plaça Major, or main square, on the north side of the island, attracting national as well as nternational artists.
December 31st. Feast of the Banner Placement in Palma. Residents of Majorca honor this historic day which ended Muslim rule in Palma: King Jaume I The Conqueror defeated the Saracens and trampled the Islamic era in Majorca in 1229.
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