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Welcome to the MajorcanVillas.com Blog - written by Andrew Ede.  This will be updated all the time so please do check back frequently - see all our latest entries below!

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3.10.2016The revival of the "excursion"

Majorca's tourism was from the very beginning intimately tied to hiking and walking, and the "excursionistas" date back to that very beginning.

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11.9.2016The legend and meanings of 12 September

12 September is an important date in Majorca - it provides the reasons for Majorca Day and for the pilgrimage to Lluc.

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28.8.2016The Seven Sins Of Saint John

The demons were to represent the seven deadly sins - lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride - and they are what you now have on the eve of the decapitation of the Baptist.

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14.8.2016Much Ado About Everything: Weird Fiestas

The tale of the Muc is characteristic of stories of giants, treasure and odd beasties and characters that Antoni Maria Alcover compiled.

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7.8.2016Where Common People Go: Lloret

Lloret may be tiny, it may be easily overlooked, but as with many places in Majorca it has its own complicated past.

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1.8.20161550 And All That: Dragut's failure in Pollensa

Around eleven o'clock on the night of 30 May 1550, a force of some 1500 men landed at a cove between the Punta Avançada and the beach of Formentor. This was the landing force that was to ultimately inspire Pollensa's Moors and Christians' annual re-enactment.

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25.7.2016The miracle of Alcudia's Sant Crist

There were also, naturally enough, priests and the odd high official. They all maintained that the image of Sant Crist had sweated blood and water.

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17.7.2016Star of the sea: Virgen del Carmen

The fiestas for Virgen del Carmen are rooted in Mount Carmel in Israel and in patronage of seafarers.

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1.7.2016T-Day In Majorca: Tourist tax introduction

Is the tax in fact all about general tax-raising? Were funding from Madrid far better, would there be a tax? That's the logical conclusion to be drawn from the tourism minister's spin. Believe that if you wish, but many will not.

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29.6.2016Where resort time stood still

Quiet Colonia may be, but tonight there will be the bangs of fireworks for Sant Pere. Not quite enough, though, to waken the dead of all the prehistory.

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19.6.2016When The Greatest Came To Majorca

It was to be a boxer who came to only fight an exhibition who was to provide what were arguably the greatest moments in Majorca's boxing history.

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12.6.2016Spain in Palma: the Pueblo Español

It is a curious place, one for which the greatest interest lies perhaps in the philosophy of the time that it was created.

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29.5.2016The John of Corpus Christi

The first Hairy John of the season appears today. The Sunday after Corpus Christi. Hairy John will dance in the streets of Pollensa as will the eagles.

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