Pickle says…. We LOVE Menorca – I have been three times already and I am only 5! It is a beautiful island, with regular short flights from the UK, lots of sunshine, stunning scenery and beaches. There are also many Fiestas in Menorca and we would like to share a comprehensive list with you….
These are 2018 dates – check online for any changes for 2019 and beyond. Fiestas in Menorca include:
5th The arrival of the Three Kings and worship of the baby Jesus.
16-17th Fiesta of Sant Antoni Abat, the patron saint of animals.
The fiestas starts on the Thursday before Lent and continues until Ash Wednesday. There are street parties, parades and fancy dress parties in towns throughout the island.
You can see and enjoy traditional parties, parades and processions all around the island.
23-24th Fiesta of Sant Joan of Ciutadella (Around Midsummer’s Eve), the festivities include processions, mock battles, and jousting all ending with a huge firework display.
3rd Weekend in July Fiesta of Sant Marti in Es Mercadal inland. Horses parade through the streets congregating in the main square, where they (yes the horses) dance to traditional folk music. As do all the poeple!
4th Weekend in July Fiesta of Sant Antoni in Fornells.
24-25th Fiesta of Sant Jaume in Es Castell.
5th Weekend in July or 1 Weekend in August Fiesta of Sant Cristofol in Es Migjorn Gran.
1st Weekend of August Fiesta of Sant Gaieta in Llucmacanes.
2nd Weekend of August Fiesta of Sant Llorenc.
3rd Weekend of August Fiesta of Sant Climent in Sant Climent.
23-24th Fiesta of Sant Bartomeu in Ferreries. A local event more than a tourist one. Horse riders, dressed in 19th-century costume hand out candles to the crowd.
Last Weekend of August Fiesta Sant Lluis in Saint Lluis.
7-8th Fiesta of Mare de Deu de Gracia in Mao (Mahon).
Weekend after Mao Fiestas Fiesta of Sant Nicolau in Es Mercadal.
Typically held at the end of the month Fiesta of Cala en Porta.
12th Fiesta Nacional de Espana.
Many stunning nativity scenes are on display in municipal buildings and churches all over the island, a tradition which dates back to the 13th-century. Handmade figures and decorations are sold at street stalls. One of the most impressive scenes is in the La Salle school in Alaior near Mahón, which is very detailed of the Menorcan landscape.
Have you been to Menorca? If so, have you managed to see any of the Fiestas in Menorca?
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