PANCARITAT IN MALLORCA-ANGEL SUNDAY-MALLORCA EASTER TRADITIONS

PANCARITAT IN MALLORCA; ANGEL SUNDAY; MALLORCA EASTER TRADITIONS The Holy Week has ended. It was a week of solemn processions which started on Palm Sunday with the blessing of the palms and ended with the Encounter procession, loaded with emotions. During the holy Week, not a household on Mallorca that did not bake some of the typical pastries. Many tuned …

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NEULES A TYPICAL MAJORCAN CHRISTMAS DECORATION –A REAL ARTWORK-MAJORCAN WAFERS

NEULES A TYPICAL MAJORCAN CHRISTMAS DECORATION –A REAL ARTWORK-MAJORCAN WAFERS If you decide to visit Mallorca by Christmas, these days you will find  in Mallorca , many churches and nativity scenes decorated with the typical Mallorcan Neules. Surely many times we have wondered which is the origin of this peculiar ornament associated to Mallorcan Christmas. Anciently these Neules were edible, …

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MALLORCA XMAS MARKETS-AMAZING SETTING “EL PUEBLO ESPAÑOL”-SPANISH VILLAGE

MALLORCA XMAS MARKETS-AMAZING SETTING “EL PUEBLO ESPAÑOL”-SPANISH VILLAGE Christmas is coming, it’s time for celebrations, family gatherings, xmas decorations in our houses and roads, dress our tables for the occasion, and there is not a better way to enjoy majorcan xmas than visit one of the traditional christmas markets that take place in our island. Yesterday, sunday 15th, ended one …

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ALL SAINTS FESTIVITY-“TOTS SANTS”-ITS TIME FOR CANDIE ROSARIES IN MALLORCA-MALLORCA TRADITIONS, GASTRONOMY AND FESTIVITIES

ALL SAINTS FESTIVITY-“TOTS SANTS”-ITS TIME FOR CANDIE ROSARIES IN MALLORCA-MALLORCA TRADITIONS, GASTRONOMY AND FESTIVITIES All Saints “TOTS SANTS” festivity is coming, and Mallorca´s  confectionery and Candy stores, are already decorated with the famous “ROSARIS ENSUCRATS” (sweets rosaries or Candies rosaries). All Saints holiday “Tots Sants” or (omnia sanctorum) celebrated on November 1st, is a tradition deeply rooted in our island, …

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DISCOVER PALMA COURTYARDS IN A WALKING TOUR-PALMA PATIOS

DISCOVER PALMA COURTYARDS IN A WALKING TOUR-PALMA PATIOS PALMA HOUSES AND COURTYARDS “PATIOS” Up to the middle of the XX century, the city Palma de Mallorca was the site of one of the most important concentrations of stately homes in the Mediterranean. A long series of historic circumstances, especially socio-economic, caused certain social structures and way of life typical of …

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1st Balearic Islands Demons, Devils and Fire Beasts Encounter-15th June-Sineu-Majorcan Folklore and Traditions

1st Balearic Islands; Demons, Devils and Fire Beast Encounter-15th June-Sineu-Majorcan Folklore and Traditions Currently, on the island, traditional demons and the majorcan demons of fire are participating in the Sint Anthony festivities celebrated in Mallorca on January 17th, this is the feast par excellence in Mallorca where are presente for sure, these characters “dimonis” are part of our popular culture. …

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SINEU FAIR-MAY FAIR-MALLORCA MARKETS AND TRADITIONS

SINEU FAIR-MAY FAIR-MALLORCA MARKETS AND TRADITIONS As everybody knows Sineu Market has been held weekly every wednesday since 1306, by a royal privilege granted by King James II, and over the years it was becoming a reference for the whole majorcan Pla , especially for the agricultural and livestock sector, which have gradually lose its importance in our islands, but …

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MAJORCAN GIANTS-MAJORCAN FOLKLORE-GIANTS ENCOUNTER

MAJORCAN GIANTS-MAJORCAN FOLKLORE-GIANTS ENCOUNTER-MAJORCAN ROOTED TRADITIONS To find the origins of the early giants in Mallorca we would have to go back to the seventeenth century and to the village Soller where we found  the first giant in the procession of Corpus Christi. To raise awareness of the biblical passages, the roman catholic church organized the “entremeses” (short theatrical performances) …

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MSC PREZIOSA-THE NEWEST SHIP ON THE HIGH SEAS

MSC PREZIOSA-THE NEWEST SHIP ON THE HIGH SEAS-CALLING IN PALMA DE MALLORCA Yesterday 25th April and due to bad weather on the Mediterranean, the newest ship of the MSC fleet, the MSC PREZIOSA visited the port of Palma de Mallorca. The vessel arrived to Palma 12.18 am and left the port at 00.05 The ship was built in France by …

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PANCARITATS & EMPANADAS-ANGEL SUNDAY-MALLORCA TRADITIONS

PANCARITATS & EMPANADAS-ANGEL SUNDAY-MALLORCA TRADITIONS-DOMINGO DEL ANGEL Sunday after Easter Sunday, in Palma de Mallorca, is celebrated the Angel Sunday  in Palma´s Bellver Castle, one of the most emblematic Gothic monuments of the city, which also offers spectacular views over Palma. Angel Sunday is the day of Pancaritat in Palma, and this day is celebrated to honor the patron saint …

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