public Holidays & Local Fiestas in

Public holidays and local fiestas in Mallorca are a time of joy and celebration! Every year, Mallorca celebrates a variety of public holidays and festivals that bring the local population together in celebration of their culture and identity. From celebrating All Souls Day in November to the annual Sant Marçal fiesta, Mallorca has plenty of opportunities for locals and tourists alike to experience the vibrant culture of the island. During the public holidays and festivals, the streets come alive with traditional costumes, music, dancing, and parades. The local cuisine is also celebrated, with a variety of local delicacies available during the holidays. Read on to find out if there’s a fiesta you’d like to be part of.

Official Holidays in the Balearic Islands

Same dates as UK
Easter weekend
1st May
Labour Day
15th August
Assumption Day
12th October
Day of Hispanidad (Discovery of America)
1st November
All Souls Day (All Saints in Spain)

The above are the official dates of public holidays in Mallorca. However, each town and village has its own dates for local festivities, celebrating its patron saint and local trade fairs.

Some of the local fiestas in various towns of Mallorca


April 25th
Sant Marc – the patron saint of Sineu – the custom is to eat snails on this day.


2nd Sunday in May
Campanet Fair – stalls with local produce from the Balearic Islands.

May 11th/12th
Moors and Christians mock battle in Sóller – celebrates the victory over the Turkish pirates in 1561. One of the main acts is the proclamation of Ses Dones Valentes – the Valiant Ladies – in the parish church of Sant Bartomeu. Sóller honours Francisca and Catalina Casasnovas who played a heroic part in the defence of the town.

May 15th
S’Horta – celebrates its patron saint’s day of Sant Isidro.

Corpus Christi – (not a set date as it depends on the Easter dates) – this is a very old traditional parade in Pollença Town. The unique dancing display, Ball de les Aguiles (Dance of the Eagles) takes place.


Corpus Christi – (not a set date as it depends on the Easter dates) – this is a very old traditional parade in Pollença Town. The unique dancing display, Ball de les Aguiles (Dance of the Eagles) takes place.

2nd Sunday in June
Selva – herb fair with stalls selling local handicrafts and produce such as cheese, liquors, pottery and a fiesta with little devils and the distilling of myrtle.

June 13th
In Artà they celebrate Sant Antoni de Padua with dancing in the streets – this day is also called the Day of the Apricots. There are two red ‘horses’ and two ‘black’ ones while the lady’s horse is white.

June 24th
Felanitx, Portopetro and Cala d’Or – Sant Joan Pelós – the man who represents John the Baptist – goes dancing through the streets of Felanitx to the sound of specific flute, guitar and violin music. Also celebrated in Deià, Muro and Sant Joan is the fiesta of the summer solstice Sol quan balla.

June 29th/30th
Feast of Sant Pere – patron saint of fishermen – with sea-going processions. This is very popular in the Port of Alcúdia. (It is also celebrated in Palma, Alaró, Búger and Esporles.)

June 30th
Marratxí (near Santa Maria) has its main fiesta celebrating Sant Marçal. There is an excellent market of siurells, a craft fair of ceramics and pottery, art exhibitions, dances and fireworks. Búger also celebrates Sant Marçal.


July 10th
Sant Cristóbal – The patron saint of the lorry drivers where drivers decorate their lorries and vans and drive through the towns in convoy with horns blowing and throwing out sweets to the onlookers.

July 16th
Virgen del Carmen – the Patron Saint of Port de Pollença. Concerts, parades, sports and art events, also featuring maritime processions, culminating in a magnificent firework display on the beach on the last Sunday night.

July 16th
Portocolom, Portocristo, Cala Figuera and Port de Sóller also celebrate Virgen del Carmen with a maritime procession.

July 19th/20th
Felanitx – Els Cavallets (little horses): With a horse’s head strapped around the waist, the young people perform old medieval dances in the streets of Felanitx accompanied by the Authorities to the sound of bagpipes, flutes and drums. Fiestas also held in Cala Sant Vicenç, Santa Margalida and Santa Maria.

July 25th
Sant Jaume – celebrated in several towns – Alcúdia of which Saint James is the patron saint, Binissalem, Llucmajor, Muro, Sa Pobla, Santanyí and Portocolom.

July 26th – 2nd August
Pollença’s fiesta. A week of dancing, concerts and exhibitions held in Pollença ending with the simulated Moors and Christians Battle on 2nd August. The procession starts in the main street and continues to the old football ground, which is located just outside the town on the road to Lluc by the roundabout.

July 27th/28th
Valldemossa – Feast of Santa Catalina Tomas. La Beata procession.

July 30th
Inca – celebrates its fiestas in honour of Sant Abdó and Sant Senén with dancing in the streets and the two giant figures n’Abdó and na Maria parade through the streets.


August 1st
Llubí – celebrates their patron saint, Sant Feliu.

August 6th
In Artà celebrations are held in honour of Sant Salvador.

August 8th
Llombards and Lloret de Vistalegre – celebrate Sant Domingo.

August 10th
Selva celebrates its patron saint – Sant Llorenç.

August 15th
Cala d’Or – Verge de la Mar – maritime procession, traditional dancing. Caimari, Campos, Sencelles and Sineu celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

August 16th
S’Alqueria Blanca and Portopetro – celebrate Sant Roc.

August 28th/29th
Famous celebration in Felanitx – Sant Agustin. On Saturday, the parade of giants comes out accompanied by Els Cavallets and the devil. They perform several dances in the streets to the sound of bagpipes, flutes and drums. Celebrations also take place in Cas Concos.


September 8th
Fiesta in Costitx and Maria de la Salut.

2nd Saturday in September
Vilafranca celebrates the fiesta of the melon; and Lloret de Vistalegre also celebrates their fiestas that week.

September 10th
Cas Concos des Cavallers celebrates its patron saint’s day, Nuestra Señora de la Maravillas.

September 12th
Felanitx – pilgrimage to the Puig of Sant Salvador. Also the Festival at the Sanctuary at Lluc.

During the last week of September the wine festival is held – Festes des Vermar in Binissalem. The celebrations last 3 days. The Vermadora Major and her ladies-in-waiting are chosen and there are street parades, dancing at night and floats.

September 29th
Calonge, Campanet and Campos celebrate their patron saint, Sant Miquel.


Trade fair in Alcúdia is held on the first weekend of October.

October 18th
Santanyí, Campos and Felanitx hold their trade fairs.

October 18th
Palma – La Beateta – In honour of Santa Catalina Tomas – a procession through the main streets of the centre of Palma.

October 20th-21th
The feast of Santa Ursula and the 11,000 virgins. The Day of the Virgins is celebrated all over the island. Originally the young men would serenade their girlfriends. Buñuelos, which are like home-made doughnuts but usually made with potato, are on sale around the towns and villages.

During the last week in October, look out for the fair of the Prebe Bord – Peperoni (red pepper) – in Felanitx.

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