Festivals in Menorca 2024

Enjoy one of Menorca's fiestas that date back to the fourteenth century

During the summer months, the Menorcan’s celebrate their islands festivals commonly known as “Jaleo”. These festivals date back to the 14th century and have a religious origin and each village or town take their turn to celebrate their Patron Saint’s day. The first of which the festival of Sant Joan in Ciutadella and the last the festival of Gràcia in Mahón.

Horses play an important role in the festivals and are the star of the show along with their riders. These beautiful creatures are purebred Menorcan horses with black coats. The horses jump and dance amongst festival goer’s whist music is played out. The riders rear the horses up on to their rear legs while brave members of the crowd help support the horses and remain standing. Historically there was belief that rather than supporting the horse the individuals were touching the horses heart for good luck.

The festivals are held over two days and begins with a parade, the leader ‘Fabioler’ plays a flute and drums whilst followed by the caixers riders dressed in black and white riding the decorated horses. When they arrive at the town or villages square, the Jaleo begins.

Most of the festivals have fairground rides, competitions, fireworks and music and a wonderful family friendly atmosphere.

Festivals Calendar 2024

Please find below the list of festivals in Menorca during 2024:

June 2024

  • 23rd to 24th June: Festival of Sant Joan (Ciutadella)

July 2024

  • 20th and 21st July: Festival of Sant Marti (Es Mercadal)
  • 24th, 25th and 26th July: Festival of Sant Jaume (Es Castell)
  • 27th and 28th July: Festival of Sant Antoni (Fornells)

August 2024

  • 3rd and 4th August: Festival of Sant Cristofol (Es Migjorn Gran)
  • 5th, 6th and 7th August:Festival of Sant Gaieta (Llucmacanes)
  • 10th and 11th August: Festival of Sant Llorenc (Alaior)
  • 17th and 18th August: Festival of Sant Climent (Sant Climent)
  • 23rd, 24th and 25th August: Festival of Sant Bartomeu (Ferreries)
  • 31st August: Festival of Sant Lluis (Sant Lluis)

September 2024

  • 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th September: Festival of Gràcia (Mahon)

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