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Welcome to the MajorcanVillas.com Blog - written by Andrew Ede.  This will be updated all the time so please do check back frequently - see all our latest entries below!

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5.5.2017The bragging rights of May fairs

Sineu's fair, this coming Sunday, is considered to be the older of the two. The town can point to documentary evidence that 1318 was the year when it started.

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20.3.2017The island of everlasting spring

The poster for this campaign featured a lady in a swimsuit, an almond tree in early blossom, the sea and a plane. The slogan read - "Mallorca, island of everlasting spring".

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6.2.2017Telling Fantastic Stories: Majorca's folk tales

There are few Majorcans from history who can hold a candle to Alcover's promotion of deep-rooted and old traditions.

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15.1.2017The Joys of Sant Antoni

If you thought Sant Antoni was just about demons and setting the place on fire, then Manacor proves that there is another aspect to his celebration.

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9.1.2017Julian and the Cossiers of Campos

The fiestas are a further example of tradition that has been revived, and so the cossiers dance for Sant Julià (and Santa Basilisa).

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24.12.2016Christmas Eve and the Last Judgement of the Sibil·la

In 2010, the Sibil·la was declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco. It is now sung at churches across the island on Christmas Eve.

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7.11.2016Retro Promotion: Travel Fairs Of The Past

Travel fair representation of the past once involved a re-creation of the Charterhouse in Valldemossa and Chopin's cell.

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23.10.2016The pepper that almost died out

It wasn't to until the eighteenth century that sobrassada was spiced up and adopted a reddish hue. Paprika had really arrived.

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9.10.2016From Cuba With Love: Havaneres

The habanera was popularised in the 1860s. In Catalan it became the havanera, and is now to be heard at fiestas and on other occasions in Majorca.

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3.10.2016The revival of the "excursion"

Majorca's tourism was from the very beginning intimately tied to hiking and walking, and the "excursionistas" date back to that very beginning.

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11.9.2016The legend and meanings of 12 September

12 September is an important date in Majorca - it provides the reasons for Majorca Day and for the pilgrimage to Lluc.

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28.8.2016The Seven Sins Of Saint John

The demons were to represent the seven deadly sins - lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride - and they are what you now have on the eve of the decapitation of the Baptist.

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14.8.2016Much Ado About Everything: Weird Fiestas

The tale of the Muc is characteristic of stories of giants, treasure and odd beasties and characters that Antoni Maria Alcover compiled.

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