Calendar of festivities and fairs
Calendar of Festivities and Fairs

- 6 january. Three Kings. Sóller's families celebrate, as does the rest of Spain, the arrival of the Three Kings, the biblical Three Wise Men, on the eve of the Epiphany. They parade through town with their entourage and trucks full of presents for all of Sóller's "good" children.

- 17th january. Saint Anthony and the "Bleessing of the Animal". The traditional "Blessing of the Animals" take place on the Sunday before the 17th January, in Sóller's main square. Pets of all kinds parade with their owners in front of the Church, where they get blessed with holy water. This is followed by a spectacular horse racing competition through the town centre. On the eve of the 17th, bonfires are lit in the main square, where people cook teir local sausages ("butifarrons" and "sobrasada"), while hearing the traditional mñusic of the "xeremiers" (bagpipes and a local type of drum).

- 20th January. St. Sebastian. The streets of Sóller are full of bonfires, dancing and traditional music.

- February-March. Carnival. Carnival is celebrated in Sóller with a costumes parade through the town centre. Various prices are given to different categories.

- March-April. Easter.Processions of the Saintly Thursday and Saintly Friday at night. Saintly Saturday, Parade of the Saintly Sheet from Ses Tres Creus. Sunday of Resurrection, morning procession.

- March. Festival of the oranges. This fair seeks to promote the products made with the famous local citrus fruits and the restaurants and bars that serve them.

- May. second week. La Fira and the Firó. In Sóller and in the port, traditional festivities of Moors and Christians. Dances, exposures and concerts.

- May-June. Corpus Christi. This religious festivity consists of a beautiful procession which runs through the town centre. The streets have previously been decorated by the neighbours with colourful "carpets" made with flowers, leaves and petals.

- 24th June. Saint John. On the Eve of Saint John's day, bonfires are lit on the main square.

- 29th June. Saint Peter. The feast of the patron saint of fishermen is celebrated, of course, in the fishermen's quarter of the Port of Sóller.

- 15th July. Eve of "Nostra Senyora del Carme", at dusk, beautiful pilgrimage of boats for the bay of Port de Sóller.

- 15th August. Festivities of Biniaraix.

- 24th August. Saint Bartholomew patron saint of Sóller. Many cultural and sporting events, as well as exhibitions, concerts,etc.

- September. Festival of the Sea.

- September-October. Festival of Classical Music. Port de Sóller's Classical Music Festival.

- November. Swingtast.

- 1st November. All Saints Day. The best day for a visit to Sóller charming cemetery, that will look its best during this week.

- December. Fira de la Il·lusió.

- 24th December. Christmas eve. During the Christmas Midnight Mass, a boy interprets the "Canto de la Sibila" (Song of the Prophet), a musical poem that date4s back to the end of the IX Century and talks about the Biblical Apocalypse and the Day of Final judgment. Mallorca is one of the very few places which have kept this ancient tradition.

- 31st December. New Year's Eve. People gather in the main square to celebrate the arrival of the new year eating the 12 lucky grapes (a Spanish tradition) as the bells ring at midnight. The town hall provides music and free cava.
Markets

- Municipal market: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 13pm.

- Itinerant Market: Monday to Saturdays from 8am to 14pm to Sóller.

- Itinerant Market: Monday to Thursdays from 8am to 14pm to Port de Sóller.

- Occasional Market: Monday to Sundays from 8am to 14pm to Sóller-square Contitució in periods of greater tourist influx.

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