Each town has a saint’s day which provides the perfect excuse for a traditional party. Join in with the locals for a typical feast or street barbecue with music and dancing. In Palma, celebrations for Sant Sebastia equate to eight days of concerts, fun for kids and sports and cultural events.
Patron saint of animals Sant Antoni is honoured in the middle of the month in several towns and villages, with atmospheric bonfires and the unforgettable Correfoc: devil fire run. Such happenings illuminate the darkness and lift the spirit during winter in Mallorca. Attend a local Spanish festival in January and you’ll discover something quite special and inclusive of all ages.
Held in the second week of January, this local festival celebrates Sant Julià, the patron saint of Campos with mass and barbecues. […] Festes de Sant Julià
Palma honors the city’s patron saint, Sant Sebastià with music and dancing in a series of events leading up to his day January 20th.
[…] Sant Sebastià Festival
Street dancing in traditional Mallorcan costumes feature in this popular island-wide event held on the day of Saint Honorat. […] Ball dels Cossiers
The harvest festival on Mallorca, Fiesta del Quarteró, is named for the measure of wine given to labourers at the season’s end. Come celebrate with locals! […] Fiesta del Quarteró
Sant Antoni week in Mallorca is special. The warm winds from the south bring balmy days and the festival of Sant Antoni light up the villages for a night.
[…] The eve of Sant Antoni Abat
The night after the villages of Mallorca are lit with bonfires and burning effigies of demons, the animals are paraded into the town square to be blessed.
[…] The blessing of animals
Apart from local festivals, there is a wide variety of events taking place during this month on the island. Discover them all together with numerous activities which are ideal for this month by clicking here.
Local festivals abound in Mallorca in January. Perhaps it’s the collective sense of not wanting the Christmas festivities to end that helps keep these centuries-old traditions alive. All are welcomed and included at these family-friendly events, though parents should be warned that noise – and frights, if attending the Correfoc devil fire run – are to be expected! When the Spanish have a party, they put their all into it, and festivals in Mallorca in January are no exception.
More about Mallorca in January
The beauty of being in Mallorca in January is that the festivities continue way past Christmas. Straight after New Year’s Eve, there’s great anticipation for […] Local Festivals in January on Mallorca […] Local Festivals in January on Mallorca
Forget the freeze and take a break in Mallorca this January. Yes it can be cold – but when the cloud clears the sun feels lovely and warm. […] Mallorca Weather in January