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16.1.2018Sant Antoni: Pigs And The French Connection

The Sant Antoni fiestas in January are arguably the most important fiestas of the whole year in Majorca.

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24.12.2017The Rivalry Of The Song Of The Sybil

There are different versions of El Cant de la Sibil·la, declared a masterpiece of intangible cultural heritage by Unesco in 2010.

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7.12.2017The Legend Of Sineu's Port

Sineu is one of the places in Majorca which lays claim to being the island's geographic centre. As such, and even allowing for changes to Majorca's topography and the land's relationship with the sea, the potential for Sineu having been a sea port seems frankly preposterous.

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31.10.2017From Samhain To Dark Night: Halloween

While there are examples of paganism that can be said to survive, albeit highly modified, in certain Majorcan traditions, an acknowledgement of Halloween isn't one of them.

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29.10.2017The Evil Count Of Galatzó

The Galatzó finca in Calvia is sometimes referred to as one of the gateways to the Tramuntana mountains. It hides a legend that is engraved into folk tradition.

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6.10.2017Ramon Gual, the hero of Valldemossa

The story is of a force of 36 men who faced 400 Turks, who had landed at the Cala d'en Claret in October 1552.

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16.9.2017Snow in July: the Vermar tradition

The Vermar is one of Majorca's prestige fiesta and fair occasions. The actual wine fair can seem almost secondary to all that proceeds it: the battle and the competitions.

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9.9.2017The Saintly Invention Of Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa has the appearance of saintliness, whereas in fact it owes absolutely nothing to any religious aspect.

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3.9.2017The Fiesta Which Shouldn't Be

La Beata, Catalina Thomàs, had absolutely no link with Santa Margalida. The procession and the fiesta that now is really had little reason to take place in the town.

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24.8.2017David, Goliath and the bigheads of Majorca

There had been caparrot bigheads in the nineteenth century, though the actual evidence isn't great. It is known, however, that dwarf-like characters formed part of the island's folk tale tradition, as did giants. They were mythical protectors of the villages.

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12.8.2017Candida Of Llucmajor

Relics of Santa Candida were brought to Llucmajor three hundred years ago and she became the town's co-patron saint.

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31.7.2017The Very Best Of The North Of Mallorca

The Sa Pobla Jazz and Pollensa Music Festivals with international artists and the Moors and Christians battle in Pollensa - they contribute to vibrant popular culture in the north of the island.

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