The night of Sant Joan, most commonly known as ‘Nit del Foc’, is one of the biggest nights of the year for locals as they come together on June 23rd to celebrate the eve of the day of Saint John the Baptist. This is a magical evening associated with the idea of renewal. Bonfires are lit in the town squares and on the beaches while people of all ages gather for parties equipped with picnics and drinks from early in the evening. When the clock strikes midnight, there is a variety of rituals taking place around the island, for example, some people throw something old in the fire and jump over it three times to start afresh, while on the beaches people get into the sea to cleanse themselves of their sins.
If you haven’t experienced one of Mallorca’s spring fairs, make sure you get down to Manacor between May 31st and June 9th as it celebrates its Spring Festival with a multitude of activities, including the annual agricultural and livestock fair, arts and crafts, food and wine tastings, decorated floats, live music and dancing and so much more.
At the end of June, Port d’Alcudia celebrates their patron saint with the Festival de Sant Pere, bringing a week of fun to the resort. Expect concerts, children’s entertainment and a range of activities throughout the week. June 29th is the big day, when a statue of Sant Pere is paraded on land and sea.