Devils and fire processions
Many Majorcan towns and villages include the “devils” dance (dimonis) or fire procession (correfoc) in their celebrations, in honour of Sant Antoni and the devil, the struggle of good against evil. The biggest gathering of “devils” is on the eve of Sant Antoni, but they also feature in other holidays.
Battle of Moors and Christians at Sóller
This traditional battle is held in the second week of May to commemorate the victory of the peasants against the Turks and Algerians. The battle took place on 11th May 1561 and was led by Captain Angelats.
Battle of the moors and christians at Pollensa
Every year on 2nd August the celebrations of the Virgin of the Angels commemorate the largest attack on Pollensa in history, which took place on 30th May 1550. In the early hours of the morning, the simulation of the arrival of the corsairs is announced and at dusk, after the conclusion of the procession of the patron saint, a recreation is staged of the battle between Moors and Christians.
Lluc on foot (Lluc a peu)
Every first weekend of August, a big nighttime pilgrimage takes place, which is internationally famous. The walk is 48 kilometres, from Palma de Mallorca to the monastery of Lluc in the Tramuntana mountains.