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Popular Fiestas in Sóller

17TH JANUARY  ·  ST. ANTHONY

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.

20TH JANUARY  ·  ST. SEBASTIAN

Very similar to St Antony, with bonfires and sausages.

FEBRUARY - MARCH  ·  CARNIVAL

Processions of Sa Rua and Sa Rueta (children), Carnival Dances.

MARCH - APRIL  ·  HOLY WEEK

Processions for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, in the evening.
Easter Sunday morning procession.

SECOND WEEKEND OF MAY  ·  FIRA & FIRÓ

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.

www.pagesosfiro.com
www.mallorcaweb.net/morossoller

24TH JUNE  ·  FEAST OF ST. JOHN

On the Eve of this Fiesta bonfires are lit to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

29TH JUNE  ·  FEAST OF ST. PETER

The Fiesta of the Fishing Community of Sóller Port, remembering the Patron Saint of Fishermen with various ceremonies and sporting events.

JULY  ·  FEAST OF "L'HORTA"

In which this district honours the Virgin of the Victory with various sporting and commemorative cultural activities.

JULY  ·  FEAST IN THE DISTRICT OF ELS ESTIRADORS & EL CELLER

Celebrated with various activities for children and adults.

15TH AUGUST  ·  FEAST OF BINIARAIX

Celebrating the Mother of God with various festive and cultural activities.

24TH AUGUST  ·  FEAST OF ST. BARTHOLEMEW

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.

www.esclatabutzes.com

Cultural activities

CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE PORT OF SOLLER

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.

www.festivalportdesoller.com

2ND FORTNIGHT IN JULY  ·  INTERNATIONAL FOLKDANCING DISPLAY

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.

www.sollernet.com/aires
www.samostra.org

NOVEMBER-APRIL  ·  'WINTER IN MALLORCA' SEASON

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.

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Calendario de fiestas

Nit de Sant Antoni
16 enero

Fira i Firó
2º domingo y lunes de mayo

Sant Pere
29 junio

Mare de Deu del Carme
15 julio

Sant Bartomeu
24 agosto

Festival de Música Clásica Port de Sóller

28 september 2013

05 october 2013

12 october 2013

19 october 2013