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26.1.2020The Dragons Of Majorca

The dragon features in Majorca's mythology and folklore, and dragons breathe fire at fiesta time.

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18.1.2020The Tourism Visionary Of Campanet

Miquel dels Sants Oliver was born in the small village of Campanet. At the end of the nineteenth century, it was his vision that was to inspire Majorca's tourism.

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8.1.2020Looking For Saint Basilissa

Goig is a word derived from the Latin "gaudium", which means joy, pleasure or delight. There are "goigs" (songs) for various saints at fiesta time.

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24.12.2019The Cock Crows At Midnight

Christmas Eve mass is normally just referred to as Matins, but it is also known as Missa del Gall (Mass of the Cock).

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14.12.2019The Christmas Concert Of 1933

On Christmas Day 1933 was a drawing-together of elements that established a tradition of Christmas concerts in Majorca.

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7.12.2019Doubting Thomas And The Pigs Of Sineu

The Sineu fair (Fira de Sant Tomàs) is the Mostra de Matances, the show of products made from slaughtered pigs, with charcuterie - sobrassada especially - the star of the show.

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28.11.2019Advent, Christmas Lights And Fairs

The switching-on of the lights in Palma this week is in keeping with how authorisation for illumination for Advent was once given.

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24.11.2019Patterns With Tongues And Bonfires

"Roba de llengües" (cloth of tongues) in Majorca is the only example in Europe of the "ikat" dyeing technique still being used.

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13.11.2019The Other Capital Of Majorca

The capital of the Part Forana. A capital created from rivalry, from industry, from a market, and from a fair.

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8.11.2019Santa Maria la Major: The coronation and the fiestas

Over 20,000 people were packed into a football ground for the coronation of an image of the Virgin Mary.

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30.10.2019The Founding Of The Seventh Art

Away from Palma, the Teatre-Cine Recreatiu in Llucmajor led the way on the island for what was being called the seventh art.

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19.10.2019Majorca's Greatest Celebrity

Errol Flynn had an association with the island during the 1950s that surpassed pretty much any other celebrity link that had preceded him or was to come after him.

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