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23.4.2019Sant Jordi: Conquest, A Book And A Rose
The Day of Sant Jordi (Saint George) is more about the book and the rose than the saint's protection during the 1229 conquest and his links with Aragon and Catalonia.
17.4.2019Blood Brothers: Guilds and Easter Processions
The guild brotherhoods play a key role in Majorca's Easter celebrations. Over the centuries, the brotherhoods have experienced rise, fall and revival.
7.4.2019A Port From Ninety Years Ago
In 1928, the mayor of Sa Pobla had a plan to establish a port in Sa Pobla - a river port.
2.4.2019Jump Around: Ball de Bot
It isn't clear when what we might call the Majorcan folk dance movement really took hold, but the assumption is that the tradition - a relatively widespread tradition - is no more than two hundred years old.
24.3.2019Praying For Miracles
Nowadays there are detailed forecasts and analyses of aquifer capacities, there are desalination plants, there are meteorological models. Back then, all they had were prayers.
18.3.2019Saint Patrick and Majorca's Irish ties
The historical links with Ireland are there, even if they weren't to mean the firm establishment of a celebration of Saint Patrick. For that, one needs to come up to more modern times and to Santa Ponsa.
11.3.2019The "Carrusel de Mallorca", the greatest fun fair in Majorca
In 1972 the announcement was made of the opening of the "Carrusel de Mallorca", the greatest fun fair in Majorca.
3.3.2019The Forgotten Jack Bilbo
Jack Bilbo had a bar that was "a meeting place for all the lunatics in the world".
7.2.2019The survivor from Majorca's nineteenth century banking
The sole survivor is a local savings bank that was founded with modest and philanthropic ambitions.
25.1.2019The Little Known History Of Majorcan Punk
Majorca, it would seem, did not provide much impetus for punk music, but if the scene on the island wasn't particularly dynamic, there were the groups who came to Majorca to liven it up.
22.12.2018The Disputed Origin Of The Majorcan Sibil·la
The small monastery on top of the the Puig de Pollença (Puig de María) is believed to have been where the chant originated.
12.12.2018A Weavers' Tale Of Capdepera Legend
Our Lady of Hope, the Mare de Déu de l'Esperança, saved the villagers of Capdepera from pirate attack.