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La Patrona Festival, Pollenca

Big festival with many activities & festivities in the north of Mallorca

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One of the most popular Mallorca festivals is La Patrona in Pollença, which is celebrated on the day dedicated to the Mare de Deu dels Angels, August 2nd

The highlight of the fiesta is the mock battle between the Moorish pirates (baddies) and the Christians (goodies) on the 2nd August and the fireworks that follow. Other traditional celebrations include the cossiers ball

But there is plenty more going on from concerts, children's entertainments, sporting exhibitions and demonstrations, markets and all night parties. See the web link for the programme (normally available the week before the event).

You can also find out more about La Patrona Fiesta in our report.

Event Details

Venue

Pollenca

History

The mock battle between Moors and Christians recreates a pirate attack that took place on the night of the 30th to the 31st of May 1550, and it has been reenacted at least since 1860. The action starts at the Plaça de l'Almoina when the Pollençans lead by Joan Mas meet the Moorish pirates lead by Dragut. After Mas invokes the Virgin, there is a large battle with the Moors backing up along the main street (Carrer Major). The fight continues throughout the town, finishing at the Ca n'Escarrinxo field, where the Christians capture the pirate flag.