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20.6.2019Sant Joan: Old And New
One of the very oldest of celebrations in the Christian calendar along with the births of Christ and the Virgin Mary, the ancient Sant Joan rituals of fire and water are very much alive today.
12.6.2019Music For All: Schools of Music
Municipalities across Majorca have schools of music, but most are quite recent, having been formed in the 1980s and 1990s.
1.6.2019Want To Play A Game?
There is a whole host of traditional games with Catalan names that are basically variants on familiar themes.
26.5.2019The Craft Of The Picapedrer
Stonemasonry, cutting, sculpture and decoration all have their place. Original work, restoration, public buildings, private residences; the picapedrer is in demand.
18.5.2019When Capdepera Had Its Own Ship
One hundred years ago, Cala Ratjada was enjoying - in relative terms - a boom, courtesy of the new industry of tourism and the new ship.
9.5.2019Guillem Bestard - A Photographic Chronicle
To say that the photographs provide an essential record of former times is an understatement; they are priceless treasures that reveal how Majorca and its people once were.
2.5.2019The Vegans Of Old Muro
The Sant Francesc fair in Muro is described as being one of Majorca's most important and oldest fairs. It owes its traditions to the vegans of the Minims Order.
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.