Fiestas and Traditions
Over the centuries the municipalities that form the Serra de Tramuntana have created an extensive festive and cultural heritage which includes both religious and pagan or commemorative celebrations. The spectacular battles between Moors and Christians in Pollença and Sóller are particularly remarkable. And the singular Cant de la Sibil·la, or Chant of the Sybil, a 13th-century chant performed in parish churches during Midnight Mass. On Good Friday the descent of Jesus from the cross is staged in Pollença, and processions are held in most towns. In summer, a series of patron saints’ festivals are held, bringing together locals and neighbours with a diverse programme that includes traditional, popular open-air meals.Attending the fiestas of the villages in the Serra is an enjoyable way of discovering the local character, tradition and cheer.