Enjoy the Fiestas de San Sebastián 2017 in Palma

16/01/2017

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Palma de Mallorca is donning its festive garbs this January for a festivity in which children and adults all come together to celebrate the figure of Saint Sebastian, patron saint of Palma.

This traditional celebration takes place every first month of the year in the city of Palma, and this year it will take place between January 14 and 22. During these dates, the city fills with tourists and locals looking to enjoy the many available activities. Many are those who reserve their hotel in Palma de Mallorca in advance, for the anticipation this celebration creates is such that no one wants to miss it.

Bonfires, devils, concerts, sports and gastronomic activities… You can find countless events in the festivity program during these days; without a doubt, everyone will be able to enjoy some days where the city turns magical.

Activities begin on Saturday 14 of January; on this day, the opening speech is read and the festivities are inaugurated with a parade. The whole week will see many events in which to participate, but without a doubt the most popular one is the verbena of San Sebastián, which takes place on January 19. Bonfires and concerts fill the streets of the city center, resulting in a night full of light, music and fun.

On January 20, the day of Saint Sebastian and a public holiday in the city of Palma, the solemn mass is held in the Cathedral in the morning, a tradition that has been upheld over the years. That same day will also see the celebration of the Cycling Day, and at night the prize-giving ceremony of the Ciutat Palma Awards will take place, these being the literary awards handed out by the City Hall of Palma since 1958.

The San Sebastián festivities end on January 22 and are topped off by the “correfoc dels Dimonis”, a night that ends with a spectacular firework display.

The colors, magic and good atmosphere that surround the hotel Costa Azul are only some of the reasons for coming to experience these festive days. You only have to reserve your stay in our charming hotel in Palma and the city will provide the rest!