Menorca Fiestas and Public Holidays

Menorca Fiestas and Public Holidays

Below we’ve got an easy to read list of all the Menorca fiestas and public holidays for your ease.

Menorca fiestas are one of the best things on the island. Traditionally held in a town on the island, horses will ride through, shows will be performed, people dancing, drinking, fun fairs and generally, people just having a good time.

The days may change occasionally, year by year, so it’s best to confirm closer to the time of the Menorcan fiesta and/or Menorcan public holiday.

Menorca Fiestas and Public Holidays

January

1st New Years Day (Public Holiday)

5th The arrival of the Three Kings and worship of the baby Jesus

6th Feast of The Epiphany (Public Holiday)

16-17th Fiesta of Sant Antoni Abat, the patron saint of animals. The event traditionally begins with the lighting of small bonfires, which the local residents sit around and sing traditional songs and roast botifarrons (locally made blood sausages). The following day there is a colourful parade that is complete with the blessing of animals in front of the local church.

March

1st Balearics Day (Public Holiday)

Lent

The fiestas begin on the Thursday before Lent and continue until Ash Wednesday with street parties, parades and fancy dress parties all over the island of Menorca.

Easter

Traditional parades, parties and processions take place around the island and in the various towns.

May

1st May Day (Public Holiday)

June

23-24th Fiesta of Sant Joan of Ciutadella

July

3rd Weekend in July Fiesta of Sant Marti in Es Mercadal

4th Weekend in July Fiesta of Sant Antoni in Fornells

24-25th Fiesta of Sant Jaume in Es Castell

5th Weekend in July or 1 Weekend in August Fiesta of Sant Cristofol in Es Migjorn Gran

August

1st Weekend of August Fiesta of Sant Gaieta in Llucmacanes

2nd Weekend of August Fiesta of Sant Llorenc

15th Ascension Day (Public Holiday)

3rd Weekend of August Fiesta of Sant Climent in Sant Climent

23-24th Fiesta of Sant Bartomeu in Ferreries

Last Weekend of August Fiesta Sant Lluis in Saint Lluis

September

7-8th Fiesta of Mare de Deu de Gracia in Mao

Weekend after Mao Fiestas Fiesta of Sant Nicolau in Es Mercadal

Typically held at the end of the month Fiesta of Cala en Porta

October

12th Fiesta Nacional de Espana (Public Holiday)

November

1st All Saints Day (Public Holiday)

December

6th Constitution Day (Public Holiday)

8th Immaculate Conception (Public Holiday)

25th Christmas Day

26th St. Stephen’s Day


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