Palma honours La Mare de Déu de la Salut with floral offerings, a special mass, live music and plenty of tradition.
What to expect
Legend goes that the first mass celebrated after the Christian conquest of 1229 took place in a mosque which is now the Basílica de Sant Miquel. Located within this church is the distinctive marble statue of a pleasantly plump Virgen de la Salud and Baby Jesus. Although experts have dated the figure as post-conquest, locals associate this statue with the Virgin that King Jaime I prayed to for protection during stormy seas. He lived to tell the tale and a new fiesta was born.
There will be a floral offering at Basílica de Sant Miquel on 7th September at 19.00. On 8th September at 18.00, there will be a special mass with the Bishop. Beyond the church doors there will be live music, dancing, artisan market stalls and activities for kids.