The maximum influx of people in any municipality is the time when the city or town celebrates its patron saint. And as with warm weather comes more and better organized from June 23 to Sant Joan ending September 9 with Verge de Gracia. The holidays with their environment of revelry and joy can lead to some in an excellent opportunity to accelerate the usually more reserved and discrete insular spirit and let go at the moment, while for others all the excitement that goes with it can be shocking.
          The festivities of Menorca have, as in other parts of the national territory, a distinctly local, the main role played by horses, pure breed recognized Menorca, animals that are prized by the islanders. 

          During the holiday traditions are blended varied: rural elements, chivalrous and citizens with a religious spirit, coming from pagan origins, Jews and especially Christians. Ciutadella, the ancient capital and rich in tradition, open, year after year, the holiday season with the Festes de Sant Joan in many places known for its great view, 23 and June 24. Already the previous weekend these days, the enthusiasm of the population content, it overflows. Delsábado overnight, a ram, thoroughly clean and decorated, is the subject of numerous vigil
citizens. At nine o'clock the next day, Sunday, gets the signal, is first touch, the caramillero (s fabioler), accompanied by its simple melody with the monotonous sound of a drum gives the first touch, opening the festival. The ram, living naturally, is carried on the shoulders Homo des Be, clad in sheepskins, barefoot and bare arms, marked with red crosses, wearing a visor in the front, which is embroidered and an Agnus Dei symbolizes San Juan Bautista. Walk all day the old Ciutadella, accompanied by a small procession representing the various segments that make up the holidays. Ciutadella has been looking forward to this moment, and the streets of the city is an excited population and visitors with great anticipation.

  

 

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  The June 23 brings a cavalcade of over 100 riders, Sa cavalcade, come together to, for almost two days with few breaks, be the center, the peak of events. The riders made the Caragois (turns), and again riding through the streets of old city, conveniently covered with sand. It also conducts the day after the feast of St. Joan in the early morning the following ending cavalcade afternoon at Pla de Sant Joan is with equestrian games in which denotes the quality of the riders, the surprise and admiration of the large number of people attending this show.

        The parties both as Sant Joan as those of other municipalities are finished with a large fireworks display.

        During the rest of the summer festivals are happening in other towns on the island, each with its peculiarities, although the origin could be found in these cases in ancient pilgrimages on horseback, to honor the local patron, normally located on neighboring chapels. In all the commotion is the main point, though lacking the equestrian tournaments Ciutadella. Naturally, to encourage all these festivities, accompanied by the traditional drink still mixing gin with lemonade.

 

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     To assist the parties created a special bus service for each party, for times click on the link belowwww.jaleobus.com

  

Celebrations Caledar 

 

 

Municipio

Fecha

Fiesta

CIUTADELLA

23 Y 24 DE JUNIO

SANT JOAN

ES MERCADAL

14 Y 15 DE JULIO

SANT MARTI

FORNELLS

21 Y 22 DE JULIO

SANT ANTONI

ES CASTELL

24, 25 Y 26 JULIO

SANT JAUME

ES MIGJORN GRAN

28 Y 29 JULIO

SANT CRISTOFOL

LLUCMAÇANES

4 Y 5 DE AGOSTO

SANT GAIETÀ

ALAIOR

11 Y 12 AGOSTO

SANT LLORENÇ

SANT CLIMENT

18 Y 19 DE AGOSTO

SANT CLIMENT

FERRERIES

23, 24, 25 DE AGOSTO

SANT BARTOMEU

SANT LLUIS

25, 26 DE AGOSTO

SANT LLUIS

MAÓ

7, 8 Y 9 SEPTIEMBRE

VERGE DE GRACIA

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