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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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16.9.2017Snow in July: the Vermar tradition

The Vermar is one of Majorca's prestige fiesta and fair occasions. The actual wine fair can seem almost secondary to all that proceeds it: the battle and the competitions.

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9.9.2017The Saintly Invention Of Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa has the appearance of saintliness, whereas in fact it owes absolutely nothing to any religious aspect.

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3.9.2017The Fiesta Which Shouldn't Be

La Beata, Catalina Thomàs, had absolutely no link with Santa Margalida. The procession and the fiesta that now is really had little reason to take place in the town.

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24.8.2017David, Goliath and the bigheads of Majorca

There had been caparrot bigheads in the nineteenth century, though the actual evidence isn't great. It is known, however, that dwarf-like characters formed part of the island's folk tale tradition, as did giants. They were mythical protectors of the villages.

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12.8.2017Candida Of Llucmajor

Relics of Santa Candida were brought to Llucmajor three hundred years ago and she became the town's co-patron saint.

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31.7.2017The Very Best Of The North Of Mallorca

The Sa Pobla Jazz and Pollensa Music Festivals with international artists and the Moors and Christians battle in Pollensa - they contribute to vibrant popular culture in the north of the island.

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23.6.2017The Hairy Saint John Without Hair

In Felanitx, Pollensa and Sant Joan he is known as Sant Joan Pelós. In Sant Llorenç he is Sant Joan Pelut. The meaning is the same - Saint John the Hairy.

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16.6.2017Demons and the soul of Majorca

The demon. "It is part of our intangible heritage. I don't think you have to say anything more. If you ignore or destroy this heritage, we destroy ourselves."

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5.5.2017The bragging rights of May fairs

Sineu's fair, this coming Sunday, is considered to be the older of the two. The town can point to documentary evidence that 1318 was the year when it started.

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20.3.2017The island of everlasting spring

The poster for this campaign featured a lady in a swimsuit, an almond tree in early blossom, the sea and a plane. The slogan read - "Mallorca, island of everlasting spring".

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6.2.2017Telling Fantastic Stories: Majorca's folk tales

There are few Majorcans from history who can hold a candle to Alcover's promotion of deep-rooted and old traditions.

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15.1.2017The Joys of Sant Antoni

If you thought Sant Antoni was just about demons and setting the place on fire, then Manacor proves that there is another aspect to his celebration.

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9.1.2017Julian and the Cossiers of Campos

The fiestas are a further example of tradition that has been revived, and so the cossiers dance for Sant Julià (and Santa Basilisa).

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