Sant Joan: Mallorca's magical night
The "Nit de Sant Joan", St. John's Night from 23rd to 24th June is one of the most popular festivals in Mallorca. From the beginning of June, the shortest night of the year is already expected impatiently, because in Mallorca, the beginning of the summer is celebrated in a wild and extensive way.
Fire runs in Palma
The Majorcans disguise themselves as devils in the evening of 23rd June and run from 10pm with burning torches through the streets of Palma - accompanied by loud drums to drive away the evil spirits and demons. After the dance of the firebug, the "Correfoc", the party continues with the whole family and friends on the beach. Most people bring their picnic with, on almost all beaches and bays of the island people ignite candles and torches and make small campfires. The mood is magical when bathing in the sea at midnight to express a wish for the new year and to welcome the summer solstice.
Celebrations all over the island
Sant Joan is also celebrated in many small towns of Mallorca and all events take place in the open air. In Muro, Son Servera, Alcudia, Calvià, Santa Ponsa, Palmanova and Port de Sóller people celebrate with fire dances, live music and wine tasting.