Many activities. Water sports, cycling, golf, scuba diving, ...
Special to this Feast is the blessing of animals and in Sóller this is followed by games on horseback. Also traditional are the bonfires on the Eve, at which people eat grilled Sobresada and Botifarrones (sausages) and sing songs of St Antony and the Devil, accompanied by the Ximbomba.
Very similar to St Antony, with bonfires and sausages.
Processions of Sa Rua and Sa Rueta (children), Carnival Dances.
Processions for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, in the evening.
Easter Sunday morning procession.
The Feria and Firó are the most popular Fiestas in the town, celebrating the victory of the ‘Sollerics’ against Saracens who invaded on 11th of May 1561.
After months of preparation, these celebrations last four days, during which a number of sporting events and traditional ceremonies take place, notably a Proclamation of the Fiesta and the Investiture of the ‘Valient Women’, chosen to represent historical figures who had the courage to defend their honour against the Saracens, and the Offering of Flowers to the Virgin of the Victory.
The Fiesta has two distinct parts. The Fira is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, when local artisans display and sell their craftwork and the country fair displays local produce and animals.
The other part is the Firó, on the Monday after the Fira. This is the grand celebration, carefully organized, months ahead, by the groups taking part. There is an historical re-enactment of the Saracen invasion, from the landing on the beach in the Port to the feverish defence by the Sollerics who, after three battles finally defeat them in the Plaza of Sóller.
The Firó involves much noise, with explosions, gunshots and firecrackers and the enthusiasm of the Sollerics for their town and history is joyfully displayed.
On the Eve of this Fiesta bonfires are lit to celebrate the beginning of Summer.
The Fiesta of the Fishing Community of Sóller Port, remembering the Patron Saint of Fishermen with various ceremonies and sporting events.
In which this district honours the Virgin of the Victory with various sporting and commemorative cultural activities.
Celebrated with various activities for children and adults.
Celebrating the Mother of God with various festive and cultural activities.
Feast of the Patron Saint of Sóller.
These are more family based celebrations than the Fira and Firo. Being a local fiesta ‘Sóllerics’ can enjoy themselves and celebrate more intimately, having fewer visitors, as normally this is not a holiday elsewhere in the island. Apart from cultural activities, exhibitions, concerts and sports etc, the group ‘Esclatabutzes’ organize a firework display, which has established itself as one of the most important displays in the island.
In recent years much has been done by the authorities to improve the infrastructure, the marine facilities etc., and the opening of the Museum of the Sea in Santa Catalina, all assisted by the Plan for Touristic Excellence.
The transformation of our Port of Soller into a quality zone has had a positive influence in stimulating cultural activities. The ancient monastery Santa Catalina has become the Museum of the Sea and greatly to the benefit of classical music enthusiasts we now have the oratorio as a concert hall.
The Sóller Hoteliers Association decided, in 2005, to go further and to contribute to this raising of the quality of the area, proposed organizing a Festival of Classical music to bring a touch of class and distinction to the Port of Sóller.
The Festival is customarily held in October and artists of international repute take part in the concerts and give us unforgettable hours: Alexander Malter, Rainer Sonne, Dietmar Schwalke, Christian Stadelmann, Evelina Dobraceva, Dresdner Stringtrio, Chieko Yokoyama, Nikolay Borchev, etc.
This is a Festival started by ‘Aires Sóllerics’ which brings together groups from all over the world and has been held for over twenty years. During the eight day Festival the groups display their dancing to the public and at the same time enjoy cultural exchanges with one another with the aim of learning about other cultures.
The Season, ‘Winter in Mallorca’ takes place from November to April all over Mallorca.
In Sóller it usually takes the form of concerts, mainly classical music interpreted by distinguished artists, ensembles, choirs and orchestras from various countries. There are also demonstrations, folk dancing, excursions and cultural visits.
Fira de SA TARONJA
From 31. may to 15. june
Nit de Sant Antoni
Fira i Firó
2º domingo y lunes de mayo
Mare de Deu del Carme
Festival de Música Clásica Port de Sóller
28 september 2013
05 october 2013
12 october 2013
19 october 2013