Cala ratjada Festivities

Although a little way from Cala Ratjada certainly worth a quick mention here is the fiesta at Canyamel which is held a couple of weeks later at the end of July each year. Although being held in the height of summer, this event does somehow tend to get overlooked by the visitors to the island.

The fiesta of Sant Roc which is held in Cala Rajada on August 16, is always a very popular event for children, with many of the parades and activities set to appeal to their generation.

The last fiesta of the summer is then the fiesta of Sant Bartomeu which is held Capdepera the municipal centre of the region on August 24 each year. During the day along with the normal parades and activities, horse races are also held, however, it is in the evening when night falls that the crowds arrive to see the "night of fire". From around 10pm onwards the cafes all remove their outdoor tables from the towns main square, and crowds of tourists and local arrive to watch a spectacular fireworks display. In previous years the crowds have also been entertained by a group called the "Iguana Teatre", who dress as demons, who dance through the crowds waving long sticks of sparkling fire. For young children the event may be a little to scary, but for everyone else it's an opportunity to dance and enjoy themselves.

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