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Festes de Santa Agueda, Sencelles

Traditional festival honouring Sencelles' patron saint, Saint Agatha

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Five days of celebrations in the small town of Sencelles with activities and entertainment for the whole family. Highlights include a parade and a 'correfoc' or fire run. There will also be live music, performances and a market.


Saint Agatha is traditionally revered as the patron saint of nurses, though primarily associated with women. Born in Catania, Sicily, around 230 AD, Agatha hailed from a wealthy and respected family, dedicating herself to God from a young age. Despite threats from Quinciano, she remained steadfast in her faith in Jesus Christ. Subsequently, she endured lashes and ultimately succumbed to death by being placed on hot coals. Remarkably, a year following her martyrdom, during an eruption of Mount Etna, the lava halted its advance when the local populace invoked Saint Agatha's intercession. This miraculous event took place on February 5, 251 AD.

Click on the website link for the full programme – available a few days before the event


Sencelles town centre


Map of the surrounding area