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For a perfect holiday experience, we could think of picturesque views, rich culture, scrumptious cuisine, friendly people and thrilling sports options. All this is handsomely packaged with abundant marvels in Palma de Mallorca, a picturesque and vibrant resort city.
The celebrations in the four towns run for over two weeks. In Deià, the festivities are observed with a variety of arts & crafts and fishing competitions. The fire processions are the highpoint which is celebrated on the 24th of June.
The ‘Nit de Foc’ (‘Night of Fire’ in Catalan) is celebrated in Palma on the 23rd of June. The celebration involves people gathering at the Portixol beach, and indulging in a cleansing swim after sundown. With nightfall, the entire atmosphere is transformed into a pagan midsummer celebration. There are percussion bands, people dressed as devils or demons, and fire runs (correfoc). Young men jump into fires to display bravery, and large towers are erected with flame throwers launching light into the night sky.