Mallorca (Majorca) Festivals and National Holidays Dates
Mallorca Holidays and Festivals
Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos (5 Jan): The Three Kings arrive by boat in
Palma to distribute gifts to the city's children.
Sant Antoni Abat (16-17 Jan): Processions of pets and farm animals in
Palma, Arta and Sa Pobla.
Sant Sebastia (19 Jan): Bonfires and barbecues in Palma's squares
Sa Rua (final weekend before Lent): Carnival held in Palma and elsewhere
on the last weekend before Lent. It is marked by bonfires, fancy dress
and processions of decorated floats in Montuiri the Carnival is known
as Darres Dies (Last Days).
Semana Santa (Holy Week): A week of solemn Easter preparation begins on
Palm Sunday, when palm and olive branches are blessed at churches across
the island before being taken home to adorn front doors. During Holy Week
there are processions every day in Palma; the biggest procession is on
Maundy Thursday. Other towns and villages have their own processions too.
On the evening of Good Friday a figure of Christ is lowered from his cross
in Pollenca and carried down the Calvany steps in silence. A similar event
takes place on the church steps in Felanitx.
Moros i Cristians (8-10 May): Mock battles between heroes and infidels
in Soller, commemorating a 1561 battle in which local women helped to
defeat a band of Turkish pirates.
Sant Pere (28-9 Jun): Processions of fishing boats in Palma, Port d'Andratx
and Port d'Alcudia in honour of the patron saint of fishermen.
Pa Virgen del Carmen (16 Jul): Processions of boats in the island's ports,
including Cala Rajada, Port de Pollenca and Port de Soller.
Santa Catalina Thomas (27-8 Jul): Homage to Mallorca's patron saint in
her home town of Valldemossa.
Sant Bartomeu (24 Aug): Devil-dancing in Montuiri at one of Mallorca's
Sant Agusti (28 Aug): Cavallets dances in Felanitx, with children dressed
up as cardboard horses being chased by giants to the accompaniment of
bagpipes, flutes and drums.
Harvest festivals including a melon festival in Vilafranca de Bonany (second
Sun in Sep), a wine fair in Binissalem (last Sun in Sep), and a botifarro
(blood sausage) festival in Sant Joan (third Sun in Oct).
Festa de l'Estendard (31 Dec): Palma commemmorates the anniversary of
the Christian conquest with a procession from the town hall to Mass at