Sant Antoni (Saint Anthony) is the patron saint of animals. Bonfires, singing and dancing, devil-chasing and parades take place, followed by a street party that runs late into the night on the 17th January.
The main celebration is the dance of the devils ('dimonis'), which represent the devils that tempted Sant Antoni.
This day is celebrated in Manacor, Artà, Pollença, Sa Pobla, Son Servera, Andratx, Algaida and Muro (click on the links to see the programmes). Other areas also celebrate this popular festival and, in many villages, domestic animals are blessed in the local churches.
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