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Ibiza local festivities
5 August 2017
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until 8 August 2017
In the first two weeks of August, the city of Eivissa dresses up to celebrate its patron saint’s festival. The programme of activities that take place then is divided into two parts: the first is the traditional part and the second varies each year and seeks to include more modern, cutting edge shows.
The traditional ceremonies begin on the 5th with the Santa María celebrations . That day, the gold medal of the City of Eivissa is awarded; the Santa María concert takes place after the opening speech, and finally there is a firework display. In line with tradition, the Feast of Sant Salvador is celebrated on 6th August with a mass in the Church of Sant Elm and homage is paid to the corsairs and sea folk at the fishing wharf. On 8th August, the celebration of Sant Ciriac’s day rounds off the festival with a solemn mass in the Chapel of Sant Ciriac followed by a procession. During the traditional berenada, an afternoon feast for all at Puig des Molins, one can try local food and drink, accompanied as always by music and various games. This event is especially recommended for children. The great firework display, organised by the Island Council of Eivissa and Formentera, adds a spectacular touch to the day.
The more modern part of the programme includes pop/rock concerts, a variety of shows and a wide range of children’s activities. There are also folklore exhibitions that allow one to find out about our city’s cultural traditions.
Sporting activities also play an important role in our festival, such as the traditional annual swim, the Eivissa festival petanque and cycling cups and, lastly, the Eivissa city urban mile athletics race.
As you can see, Eivissa’s patron saint’s festival is guaranteed fun.