Puerto Pollensa being at the heart of typical Mallorcan fiestas has some of the best around. Listed below are some of the most popular on offer:
5th January – The Three Kings:
For the children of Spain there isn’t such thing as Father Christmas if not “The Three Kings”.
As opposed to being on the 24th December as in the UK. The Three Kings arrive on the night of the 5th January, and when they arrive, they arrive in style!
Standing on the pedestrianized beach front of the Port cast a look over to the windy road leading down from Formentor where there are at least a fleet of 20 cars with their hazard lights on coming down. They then arrive in the port driving slowly along the main beach front tooting their horns and throwing sweets out the window.
Behind them are many delightful floats decorated in lots of colours also throwing sweets.
There are even some horses gracefully galloping down!
Then of course come the main attraction, the three kings arrive waving to all the children.
Heading up to the main church square everyone follows, where they finally stop and hand out small presents to the children.
16th January – Sant Antoni:
This is without a doubt one of the most lively fiestas around.
Most bars and restaurants all throughout town have a bonfire in the street where everyone gathers around.
Then at the main marina everyone stands and waits for the arrival of the “Dimonis” (Literally translated as the “Demons”).
The vibrant band loudly playing drums come marching down from the main square heading down to the taxi rank at the marina and finally right along the bay road to Llenaire.
But be warned for behind them follows the much anticipated demons. Dressed in black and red with traditional masks they carry a trident with fireworks attached to the end. They then run around dancing and weaving in between the crowds in a way chasing everyone!
Next they carry on their procession right up to Llenaire.
Following what it’s known as “The run of the demons” the sky lights up with many colourful fireworks let off from the beach front”.
17th January – Day of the pine tree
7th January – 13th February – Carnival:
With lively processions and many attractions and stalls in the main town square.
13th July – 18th July – Festa del verge del Carme