Celebrations of La Virgen del Carmen in Port Andratx

“La virgin del Carmen” is considered the patron saint of all fishermen. She is being celebrated every year and there is a large and diverse amount of activities taking place, to celebrate the gratitude of her guidance and protection.

The municipality of Andratx, to be more specific Puerto de Andratx, in Mallorca is currently in the middle of the celebrations in honour of the Virgin del Carmen.

“La virgin del Carmen” is considered the patron saint of all fishermen. She is being celebrated every year and there is a large and diverse amount of activities taking place, to celebrate the gratitude of her guidance and protection.

The highlights of the so-called "Fiestas de la Virgen del Carmen" are scheduled for this very weekend:

On Friday evening at 22:15 pm there will be a major “Correfoc” taking place, which is a parade of fire devils making lots of noise with drums and fireworks meant to scare away evil spirits and demons.

On Saturday the great night of the horses is on the agenda. Horsemen parade through the harbour, followed by a demonstration of skills in various disciplines, such as jumping, ring-riding and a coach-race.

On Sunday, there will be a Mass at 20.00 in honour of the Virgin Carmen, followed by a solemn procession of fishermen through the port of Andratx.

You can find the complete programme following this link:

http://www.andratx.cat/portal/RecursosWeb/DOCUMENTOS/1/3_8345_1.pdf

 

 

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