Popular festivals in Pollensa

Moros y Cristianos

Are you thinking of enjoying a holiday in Mallorca? Then we are convinced that you have very good taste. 

Our beautiful island is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean. It is known for its stunning beaches with crystal clear waters, its rich history and culture and its lively nightlife. 

With its warm climate and dreamlike scenery, Mallorca attracts visitors from all over the world. From Spanish travellers and residents of neighbouring islands, as well as those who cross borders. 

From relaxing on idyllic beaches to exploring picturesque villages and enjoying the local gastronomy, Mallorca is the perfect island to combine experiences for all tastes. 

Another wonderful way to enjoy its charms is through its popular events. From vibrant local fiestas to international events that attract visitors from all over the world. 

Mallorca has popular events in its villages all year round, however, today we are going to focus on the most important festival for the people of Pollença, not to be missed if it coincides with your holiday in Mallorca.

Festivities in Pollensa

Pollensa, the treasure of Mallorca, the ideal region of Mallorca to spend your holidays, in winter, summer or any season of the year. This region has privileged spots combining sea and mountains. As a curiosity, it is worth mentioning that the village was founded during the Catalan-Christian conquest in the 13th century. In today’s post, you will be able to discover the most popular festivals characteristic of the region.

La Patrona 

Mark in your calendar the second day of August!  One of the most special dates for the residents of Pollensa. The town dresses in white and colours to honour its Patron Saint, Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, and celebrates history and traditions with great enthusiasm. 

Many events take place during this celebration, as it is a week full of festivities. But without a doubt, the most relevant and exciting event of La Patrona festivities is the re-enactment of the battle of the Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians).

In order to contextualise this celebration, it is worth going back many centuries. Specifically, to the 16th century, when the Pollencins (Christians) defended their town against the Saracen corsairs (Moors) on the night of the 30th to 31st May 1550. One of the most important elements of the celebrations is the dance of the “cossiers”. Did you know that it was reinstated in 1981 after 71 years of absence?

Celebration of the Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) 

Every August 2nd, during the festivity of the Mare de Déu dels Àngels, the Patron Saint, several celebrations take place, among the most outstanding is the Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians)  in Pollensa. It recreates an exciting battle won against the pirates that took place in 1550. The re-enactment is detailed and realistic, the actors dress in white nightclothes, as if they were caught at midnight, just as they were in the original battle. 

The performance begins in the calle mayor of Pollensa, where the first confrontation between the Christians and the pirates is staged. The fight is interpreted with passion, choreography and special effects, which invites the spectators to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the time. 

The next battle takes place in the Plaza de Sant Jordi, where the tension is heightened as the actors skillfully portray the fight, even recreating the sounds of the clashing swords and the cries of the combatants. 

The final battle takes place on the football pitch, where the climax of the Christians’ victory over the pirates is depicted. Once the victory is achieved, an impressive fireworks display from the castle begins to explode. The colours and lights illuminate the night, creating a truly magical moment. 

The re-enactment of this battle during the Patron Saint’s festivities is a very exciting and spectacular event for its residents, as it pays great homage to the history and bravery of their ancestors in the 16th century. 

Holiday homes in Mallorca

After a party like this, the most important thing is to have a place to rest. That’s why we invite you to discover the perfect place for your holidays in Mallorca: Nord Villas Pollensa. 

Whether you are travelling with friends, family or on a romantic getaway with your partner, at Nord Villas Pollensa you will find the ideal accommodation. We specialize in holiday homes in Mallorca, specifically in the north of the island, so that you can enjoy your stay to the full. 

You will find the perfect villa with all the comforts you can imagine, ensuring the peace and quiet you need during your holiday. We have an infinite selection of villas and fincas and their corresponding explanation in terms of size, facilities, amenities, so you can find the one that best suits your preferences and needs. 

Complete accommodation, privacy, freedom, swimming pool, mountains… Can you think of a better way to enjoy your holidays? Our holiday homes in Mallorca have a special charm that will leave a lasting memory in your mind, we know it will happen! 

We strive every day to make you always want to come back and enjoy your holidays with your loved ones. Let your only concern when staying in one of the villas of our portal Nord Villas Pollensa be to enjoy your holidays! 

At Nord Villas Pollensa we look forward to meeting you to offer you an unforgettable experience, so get ready for a dream holiday!

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