13 Mar
Easter in Ibiza

Easter in Ibiza

Ibiza may be synonymous with 24-hour partying and hedonistic living but during Easter in Ibiza (Semana Santa), the island adopts an air of solemnity and seriousness with throngs of people belonging to different ‘brotherhoods’ taking to the streets.

These sacred displays, which are held in almost every town on Ibiza, provide visitors with fascinating insight into the traditional, cultural and religious side of Easter in Ibiza, but, in typical Spanish style, are spiced up by the nation’s insatiable thirst to celebrate in style.

The biggest of these ‘brotherhood’ precessions are held in Santa Eulia and Ibiza Town, where literally thousands of people take to the streets to watch sacred statues being nobly marched around the town.

Because carrying these sanctified statues of saints and important religious figures is such a humbling privilege, the men who are given the honour, do so with anonymity, as a mark of respect, and wear high pointed hoods to cover their faces and identity.

In Santa Eulalia, Ibiza’s third largest town, the first of the Semana Santa processions takes place on Holy Thursday. This long, solemn yet captivating procession commences at the Chapel of Lourdes in Santa Eulalia’s town centre. On Good Friday the people of this popular Ibiza town take to the streets once more to watch another equally as moving procession slowly make its way through the streets.

Easter in Ibiza sees pageants of colourful flowers and crosses are sporadically displayed throughout the town centre, making for a welcoming resting point for many of the more elderly followers of the procession. In the afternoon of Good Friday a music concert takes place in the town hall square, which, in typically Spanish fashion, usually goes on well into the early hours of Easter Saturday.

The Easter celebrations in Santa Eulalia are concluded on Easter Sunday with yet another procession of ‘brotherhoods’, which takes its mesmerised throng of followers from the town hall, through the town’s many interesting streets, squares and alleyways, until it reaches the church, where the celebrations finally finish.

In Ibiza Town similar acts of worship take place by various ‘brotherhoods’. The main Easter in Ibiza procession in Ibiza Town is held on Good Friday when the streets of the Old Town are a mass of people eager to catch sight of this intensely poignant display of fervent Catholic worship.

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02 Dec

New Years Eve in Ibiza

New Year’s Eve in Ibiza at Restaurant Pacha, Ibiza Town – Party like it’s 2011!

Vintage Travel is proud to announce Ibiza to its selection of European holiday destinations that offer travellers that ‘little bit more’ than one normally finds in a private villa. And to entice you away from the somewhat laborious and repetitive New Year’s Eves in the UK, why not spend New Year’s Eve 2011 on the island where partying rarely stops?

With better weather, louder music, an insatiable thirst for clubbing and some top-notch Mediterranean cuisine, New Year revellers are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding a venue on New Years Eve in Ibiza.

So if you do need a little help in making your arduous choice of where to head to this New Year’s Eve in Ibiza, then let us lend you a helping hand by informing you about one of the most sought-after venues on Ibiza, where you are guaranteed to see 2012 in, in style.

New Year’s Eve @ El Restaurant el Pacha, Paseo Maritmo, Ibiza Town

If you want to start your New Years Eve in Ibiza celebrations with a delicious meal of Mediterranean cuisine, a wise move if your New Year ventures are to be followed by a little too much vino, cerveza or perhaps champagne, then book yourself a table at the legendary El Pacha restaurant!

This ultra-glamorous restaurant which is adjoined to the iconic Pacha nightclub is offering a New Year’s Eve menu to satisfy all tastes. If wining and dining with the rich and famous tickles your fancy as a New Year’s Eve aperitif, then be sure to book at El Restaurant Pacha as tables are becoming filled ‘muy rapido!’

Prices for this highly glitzy New Year three course meal is 225 euros per person, which includes champagne and entrance into the equally as sought-after Pacha nightclub.