Spring is a season for celebration and if you are looking to get into the festive spirit on your next holiday abroad, look no further than the Spanish island of Majorca. Every year, communities across the island host a variety of spring fairs to usher in the season and celebrate their unique cultures – and visitors are more than welcome to join the party!
There are plenty of cheap hotels in Majorca that will place you at the heart of the action. Make your booking today – and read on to learn more about how you can make the most of your spring holiday in Spain.
Traditional agricultural fairs
Many of Majorca’s traditional fairs are based on the island’s rich agricultural heritage – and whether you want to give the kids a glimpse of farm life or you are simply keen to experience the multi-faceted culture of the island firsthand, there are plenty of opportunities to do exactly these things!
Manacor’s spring fair, for example, usually takes place at the end of May and beginning of June and is a brilliant chance for you to get a closer look at local life.
|Manacor Spring Festival, Majorca|
From dances to art exhibitions, craft workshops to agricultural showcases and more, you will be able to experience this tight-knit community at its best.
Sport is also a major feature of this festival – and from basketball to table tennis and even judo, there is something to offer everyone, so there are lots of opportunities to work off the traditional Spanish food you might end up sampling!
Cultural events across the island
Agriculture isn’t the only industry that is celebrated on Majorca – many other local centres host springtime fairs to honour their local culture. In April, for example, Marratxi hosts the Fira Del Fang – Pottery Fair, in English – which takes place over a week-long period. Here, visitors can learn more about the craftsmanship and techniques behind some of the region’s most stunning pottery pieces, and maybe even collect a souvenir or two along the way.
|Fira Del Fang, Majorca|
Elsewhere in April is the Pollenca Wine Fair, which celebrate the wines produced not only on Majorca itself, but also the drinks crafted on the other Balearic Islands.
Honouring Majorca’s history at its May fairs
Many of the May fairs held across the island focus on honouring its fascinating past. For example, the stunning town of Soller hosts its annual mock battle known as Moros i Cristians on the second Sunday of the month.
Once you have witnessed the spirited island Christians defending their territory against the invading Moorish pirates, sit back and watch the spectacular fireworks – then get ready to party all night long!
Capdepera’s medieval fair, which is held on the third Sunday of May each year, is an opportunity to celebrate the historic traditions of Majorca in an authentic setting. This charming medieval town in the north-east area of the island hosts an event that promises plenty of fun for the entire family – there is a bustling market, plenty of costumes and street entertainers galore.
Wherever you choose to travel in Majorca this spring, you can be sure that with so many great fairs to select from, your whole group will have a brilliant time. Start planning your Spanish island getaway today!