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Soller Fiesta and Public Holidays

Below are listed the local events, fiestas and public holidays that we are aware of. Most fiestas will normally take place on the same dates each year, however, the programme of events is often not finalised until a few days beforehand:

January 1 New Years Day - Public Holiday
  5 The arrival of the Three Kings and worship of the baby Jesus.
  6 Feast of The Epiphany - Public Holiday
  16-17 Fiesta of Sant Antoni Abat the patron saint of animals. The event begins with the lighting of small bonfires, which the local residents sit around and sing traditional songs and roast "botifarrons", which are locally made blood sausages. The following day there is a colourful parade culminating in the blessing of the animals in front of the local parish Church which is accompanied by a demonstration of horse riding skills.
March 1 Balearics Day - Public Holiday
Lent   The Carnival Fiestas begin on the Thursday before Lent (Dijous Llarder), and continue until Ash Wednesday (Dimecres de Cendra) with street parades and fancy-dress parties all over the island.
Easter   Traditional processions and parades take place.
May 1 May Day - Public Holiday
    The big event of the year follows in the second week in May and commemorates the resident's of Soller's victory over the Moorish invaders on May 11th 1561. The celebrations are spread over 4 days, although the preparation for everything takes months beforehand. The celebrations have two very different themes. The first is called the "Fira" which takes place on the Sunday, and is essentially an agricultural show, and the more popular "Firo" is then held the following day. The central event of the "Firo" is a noisy re-enactment of the landing of the Moors, through to the final glorious victory of the Christians.
June 23 On the eve of Saint Joan, a great bonfire is lit at Soller to "welcome in the summer" to the island.
  29 Fiesta of Sant Pere in Port de Sóller. The patron saint of fishermen is celebrated in the fisherman's quarter of Puerto de Soller with a number of sporting and cultural events.
July 15 Fiesta of the Mare de Déu del Carme. Along with the usual selection of parades and musical events, this Fiesta also includes a maritime procession in honour of the Patron Saint of seafarers and fishermen.
August 15 Ascension Day - Public Holiday
  15 Fiesta of the 'Mother of God of August' is celebrated at nearby Biniaraix with a selection of sporting and cultural events.
  24 Fiesta of Sant Bartomeu. This is a week long event, which, in addition to the usual parades and concerts that you associate with these events, over the past few years a group called "Esclatabutzes" have organised a 'correfoc' or fire show, which is widely regarded as being the most impressive show of its kind on Majorca.
October 12 Fiesta Nacional de Espana - Public Holiday
November 1 All Saints Day - Public Holiday
December 6 Constitution Day - Public Holiday
  8 Immaculate Conception - Public Holiday
  25 Christmas Day - Public Holiday
  26 St Stephen Day - Public Holiday
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