Festes de Sant Sebastià, Palma de Mallorca - Celebrations in honour of the patron saint of Palma

"Revetla" (translating something like "parish fair") is the name of the big night on the 19th January, which is the night before the winter solstice. A big bonfire will be lit on Plaza Mayor and the citizens of the island's capital will gather to grill together.

Festes de Sant Sebastià, Palma de Mallorca - Celebrations in honour of the patron saint of Palma

The "Festes de Sant Sebastià" is one of the biggest festivals in Mallorca. It takes place every January for 2 weeks to celebrate the patron saint of the capital, Saint Sebastian. Saint Sebastian is said to have saved the city from the pest. 
And the craze of this carnival-like time has begun on the 12th January already!! Palma is upside down during those days, as you might have noticed already. At least at nighttime. BBQs take place on every square and so do concerts and many other cultural activities too.

"Revetla" (translating something like "parish fair") is the name of the big night on the 19th January, which is the night before the winter solstice. A big bonfire will be lit on Plaza Mayor and the citizens of the island's capital will gather to grill together.

NOTA BENE: The try, to make it vegetarian/vegan-friendly might have failed. At least last year, it was totally ignored, that a few of the grills were meant to be for veggies only. Let's see, if this year there is more respect for those, who prefer not to eat meats.

You can find more information regarding the concerts following this link:
www.palma.cat

(Unfortunately though, it's only available in Catalan. So maybe you'll just follow the sound of music and hop from one concert to another.)

But you can also find further information right here:
holidays-majorca.co.uk<wbr />/event/san-sebastian-festival-<wbr />majorca/

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