Demons and bonfires fill Mallorca
Fire, passion, gastronomy and parties until dawn. Mallorca surprises us in January with two of its most traditional and striking celebrations: Sant Antoni and Sant Sebastià are the great winter festivals celebrated in many of the island's towns. In all of them there are always two elements that make up these festivals: the so-called "dimonis" (demons) and the "foguerons" (bonfires). A show full of music, lights and mystery in which the youngest to the oldest enjoy.
The "dimonis" are figures always linked with the traditions of Mallorca. When you see them for the first time you might get a bit of a scare. To dare to see a "correfoc" of demons is to run the risk of ending up being chased through the streets by demons and fireworks. However you will do so with a smile on your face on unique evening of entertainment.
Sant Antoni is a celebration that is most important in the town of Sa Pobla although in general it is important to all the towns in the north and it is one of the most popular festivals with the Mallorcans. It is never lacking in demons, bonfires, parades, fireworks, music and alfresco dinners with the traditional espinagada (Spinach pastries).
Sant Sebastià is celebrated specifically in the capital of Palma, since it is the patron saint of the city. The big night is on January 19th, when music concerts of all genres are held in each and every square and the people of Palma come out to enjoy a barbecue in the streets with their neighbours. One of the most busiest and most famous traditions on the whole island.
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