Fiestas de la Virgen del Carmen - the protectress of fishermen and seafarers
The 16th of July is in Mallorca the most important day for the fishermen. This traditional fiesta is celebrated in all coastal towns and villages in Mallorca, some of the best celebrations are held in Port de Pollença where the activities start at the 5th and end at the 16th of July.
In almost all coastal villages the priests come to bless the fishing boats with pictures of the Virgin Carmen, while the local people decorate the boats with flowers and laterns, just impressing and very beautiful. Garlands are thrown into the water to commemorate those who lost their lives at sea and thanks are given to the virgin Carmen for keeping others safe.
In many towns you will find a programme of events - the Mallorcan people love fiestas, so there will be lots of open air concerts on the streets, traditional dances, foam parties for children, correfoc (fire run), activities for everybody and of course fireworks at midnight at the beach, on Sunday, the 14th.
Celebrate a traditional fiesta on Mallorca
If you are on the island in the middle of July, don’t miss this beautiful event at the sea, head to any one of the ports or harbours in Mallorca and join the festivities together with the local people.
Charter a sailing yacht or catamaran
, experience the unique feeling of freedom and adventure. Dolphin Boats awaits you with a large selection of private yachts, look forward to great weekly programs or explore Mallorca's beautiful bays and small villages on a day trip. Immerse yourself in the Mallorcan life!
We wish you a great time in Mallorca!