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Sant Sebastià 2024: Tradition, Diversity, and Mallorcan Flavor

The celebrations of Sant Sebastià in Palma de Mallorca are a unique experience that intertwines tradition, cultural diversity, and the delightful Mallorcan flavor. Rooted in the city's history, these festivities celebrate local identity, blending religious elements with contemporary expressions and exquisite tastes.

Origins of the Festivities:

The roots of these festivities go back in time, with Sant Sebastià as the central figure. Honoring the brave Christian martyr, the celebrations evolve each year, incorporating the rich history and modernity of Palma.

Mallorcan Flavor:

On the night of Sant Sebastià, bonfires illuminate the city, and the aroma of grilled sobrasada and butifarrones fills the air. It's a Mallorcan tradition to light fires and share torradas, creating a festive and welcoming atmosphere that brings the community together around the joy of good food and companionship.

Current Celebrations:

From the emblematic 'Sus de Festes' in Plaça de Cort to Sant Sebastià Petit in Parc de la Riera, these festivities are a cultural feast. In addition to concerts and guided tours, immerse yourself in creative workshops and savor the authenticity of the celebrations with the traditional torradas that enliven the nights of Sant Sebastià.

On January 19, Sant Sebastià reaches its peak in Palma with an exciting program full of events that capture the vibrant and diverse essence of these celebrations. Below is an overview of the main activities that will mark this day:

Plaça Major:

  • At 6 pm, the fun begins with a family performance by MADÒ PERETA in Plaça Major.
  • At 7 pm, the imposing Gegants and Capgrossos start their journey from Sala, accompanied by the Xeremiers, from Plaça de Cort to Plaça Major.
  • At 8:10 pm, the Drac de na Coca makes its appearance accompanied by the Batucada Saravá, lighting the Fogueró at 8:15 pm.

Concerts in the Plazas:

  • In Plaça Major, from 8:30 pm, enjoy the music of ULTRAVIOLET, followed by NEGRE at 8:45 pm and GUILLE WHEEL & THE WAVES at 9:30 pm.
  • In Plaça del Rei Joan Carles I, the music starts at 8:20 pm with CARLOS PERALÍAS, followed by JAIME ANGLADA and ANEGATS.
  • In Plaça de l'Olivar, from 8:30 pm, GUILLE WHEEL & THE WAVES share the stage with GAIZKA BAENA GRUPO and PEDRO ROSA QUINTET.
  • From 9 pm in Plaça de Cort to Plaça de la Reina, enjoy BRUNO SOTOS, DAVID OTERO, LA GUARDIA, and more.

Main Concerts:

  • Juan Magán takes the stage at 11 pm in Plaça Major, followed by DORIAN at 11:55 pm and TAPO & RAYA at 12:45 am.
  • In Plaça del Rei Joan Carles I, MERITXELL NEDDERMANN performs at 12:15 am, followed by MISS LOOPITA 'FOLKTRONICA LIVE SET' at 1:45 am.
  • At 1:45 am in Plaça de l'Olivar, CABOT concludes the night with their performance.

You can view the complete program at this link: Programa Festes Sant Sebastià 2024

Published: 18 Jan 2024
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