Saturday, 11 August 2012 08:48

Menorca Popular Festivities

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Menorca Popular Festivities are a centuries-old tradition that have their origin in Sant Juan Festivals, that are celebrated in Ciutadella since the 14th century.

The main protagonist of the celebrations is the horse. Riders (called 'Caixers'), dressed in white and black, go on horseback through the streets of the town, and celebrate the traditional jaleo. In the commotion the riders will enter the town square and go through the crowd showing their skills and making horses jump to the rhythm of the typical songs of the holidays, especially one jot well known in the region that is interpreted by a band of local music. The excited crowd blows up the horses as a symbol of power and nobility. After the commotion of the second day, we proceed to the delivery of cane to caixers by the authorities and eventually fired.

The drink that is drunk at parties is the ointment, which is a mixture of Menorca gin with lemonade.

Town

Festivity

Date

Ciutadella

San Juan / Sant Joan

23-24 de June

Es Mercadal

San Martín / Sant Martí

3rd weekend July

Fornells

San Antonio / Sant Antoni

4th weekend July

Es Castell

San Jaime / Sant Jaume

24-25 July

Es Migjorn Gran

San Cristóbal / Sant Cristófol

5th weekend July -or- 1st August

Llucmaçanes

San Cayetano / Sant Gaietà

1st August weekend

Alayor

San Lorenzo / Sant Llorenç

2nd August weekened

San Clemente

San Clemente / Sant Climent

3rd August weekend

Ferrerías

San Bartolomé / Sant Bartomeu

23, 24 and 25 August

San Luis

San Luis / Sant Lluís

Last August weekend

Mahón

Virgen de Gracia / Mare de Déu de Gràcia

7, 8 and 9 September

Es Mercadal

San Nicolás / Sant Nicolau

2nd weekend of September

Calan Porter

3rd weekend of September

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