Fiestas Pollensa

7th January – 13th February – Carnival:
With lively processions and many attractions and stalls in the main town square.

17th January – Day of the Pine Tree:
Just like the Puerto Pollensa fiesta bearing the same name, the locals haul a huge pine tree stripped bare into what is known as “The Old Square” in Pollensa Old Town just behind the main church.
This is a breathtaking event where only the bravest locals try to climb to the top of the pine tree to reach what is basically a bin bag to release thousands of pieces of little confetti.

21st April – Holy Week 2011:
Procession ‘de la Sangre’
Route: Plaza Mayor > Mercat > Jonquet > Metge Sureda > Sant Jordi > Costa i Llobera > Monti-sion > Lleó > Jesús > Joan Guiraud > Mallorca > Abeurador de Sant Isidre > Roser Vell > Convento > Sant Domingo > Antoni Maura > Plaza Mayor.

22nd April – Holy Week 2011:
21.00h On Good Friday, the spectacular “Davallament” is held at the Calvari of Pollença: the procession with the image of the dead Jesus descends the Calvari hill down the 365 stone steps, bordered by Yew trees.

25th April – Day of the ‘Puig de Maria’:
At 12.30h Mass at the Puig de Maria followed by traditional Paella (Must be booked in advance).

4th July – 30th August – Music Festival.
The famous Pollensa music festival and general fiesta celebrating the town.

25th July – 2nd August – La Patrona:
Daily festivities in preparation for Moors and Christians ‘battle’ on 2-Aug.

2nd August – Moors and Christians
The moors and Christians festival is celebrated every august in the town of pollenca. It is a festival that relives the victory against the Turkish pirates in 1561. The locals will dress up and re-enact the events. The Christians dressed in white, fight against the moors, in their colour clothing. The battle takes place at 5am on the 2nd August. The festival ends with a spectacular firework display.

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