San Juan Celebrations in Majorca

Every year on the eve of the 23rd of June, Majorca celebrates the arrival of summer and the birth of St John the Baptist. Why not celebrate the beginning of summer in Majorca and with us at Son Julia Country House & Spa. Here at this luxurious 5-star hotel we offer the finest accommodation and the best advice when it comes to experiencing the true essence of Majorca with a magical celebration that includes music and fire and symbolizes the renewal and beginning of a new life cycle.

Celebrated all over Spain this saint’s day is a spectacle you cannot miss. You will find everything including enormous bonfires, fire beasts, workshops, the ever-popular correfoc, which involves people dancing and running under fireworks, and ends with participants taking a ceremonial bathe in the ocean at midnight to celebrate the solstice. If you are struggling to imagine what to expect from the celebrations in Majorca, then continue reading and book your holiday in Majorca at our boutique hotel in Llucmajor.

Son Julia Country House & Spa is located in the charming town of Llucmajor which means you are located at the centre of everything. Exploration of the island is a must during your stay and we can help organise day trips out to neighbouring towns and the best beaches. The 5 star facilities and services also mean that luxury awaits you on the Mediterranean.

On the celebration of San Juan in Majorca all the coastal areas around the island will have celebrations, although the largest of all takes place near the capital city of Palma. Here is also where you can find the most variety and more people. During the day small markets usually take place but it is in the evening when the streets and coastline come alive with swarms of people excitedly readying themselves for the festivities.

In the large open space in front of the imposing gothic cathedral the council together with the neighbourhood associations, organise an enormous firework display along with trained members of the public who dress up as demons who ‘terrorise’ those watching in awe. The perfect event for the entire family.

Correfoc Demon

Alternatively head to the coastline where you will find crowds of locals and visitors alike congregating on one of the island’s beaches. Why not bring food and drink and have yourself a beach picnic and get ready to take a traditional moonlight dip at midnight in order to bring yourself luck for the next 12 months. It is also customary to burn a piece of paper listing the things you want to leave behind so you can begin a new phase to your life. Although these traditions are for the superstitious we recommend you get involved, have fun and do as the locals do for the evening.

The next day on the 24th of June, the official day of San Juan, the celebrations continue with a fair taking place on Palma beach and throughout the city there are workshops and activities. With San Juan and many other celebrations taking place during summer in Majorca, there has never been a better time to visit. Explore the beaches, the towns and the local culture whilst staying in unrivalled luxury with Son Julia Country House & Spa.

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