Sant Joan (John the Baptist) is celebrated throughout Mallorca on June 24th. Most towns and villages will have some celebrations and it is a bank holiday on the island.
In Deià, Mancor de la Vall, Muro and Son Servera, Sant Joan Baptista is the patron saint so their fiestas usually last over a week and showcase a variety of activities.
In Palma, the day of the fiesta is preceded by the infamous Nit de Foc, full of fire runs, demons and fireworks.
The dance of Sant Joan Pelut or Saint John the Hairy, whose origins are unknown takes place in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar. The figure of Sant Llorenç closely resembles the figure of Saint John, the Baptist who preached in the desert, and the dance takes place to the sound of guitars and piccolo.