Fiestas de Sant Sebastià 2018 in Palma de Mallorca


Palma de Mallorca celebrates the Fiestas de Sant Sebastià at the end of January 2018. The program includes dozens of activities aimed at residents and visitors. There are concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, religious events and fireworks throughout the city. The barbecues are brought out in the street, with all the people sharing spicy sobrasada, enjoying wines and cañas. 

The program of events, organized by the City Council, usually starts on the previous Saturday with a parade and reading the proclamation of parties. For more than a week, a variety of events are held. For a couple of hours, dozens of "Dimonis" (demons) roam several main streets as they howl, drag fireworks across the floor for people to jump, run down the street with several pyrotechnic devices that look like Mad Max (such as a bicycle with fireworks in the wheels or a diabolic throne with fires on the sides), they hold fireworks that spin frantically and throw balls of fire to warm the festive atmosphere.

Origin: San Sebastian was proclaimed patron of Palma de Mallorca by the miraculous end of the plague of 1523 and 1524, with the arrival of a bone from the arm of Sant Sebastià from Rhodes. The festivities in his honor are held in the city since the 17th century.

For more information visit the site of the Ajuntament de Palma

Horia Mainescu