No sooner has Spain finished its Three Kings celebrations for Epiphany and the next major event in Mallorca is underway. A week-long festival to honour Palma’s patron saint, San Sebastiá, features music, arts and sports events each day. However, the highlight of these festivities is this Sunday 28th January.
‘Correfoc’ is a feast of fire and drumming designed to scare away the demons and celebrate the eradication of the swine plague in 1523, followed by plentiful drink, food and music.
‘Correfoc’ means ‘fire run’, with hundreds of locals dressed as torch-bearing ‘Dimonis’ or devils, running through flames and fireworks to the incessant sound of drums. This is where health and safety go AWOL, but it makes for an exciting spectacle on a dark winter’s night.
The Correfoc action starts at 19:00h at Plaza de la Reina https://maps.app.goo.gl/izAwhpS3AmNUQtvdA and the grand finale will be where the two processions meet, at the Placça del Rei Joan Carlos I https://maps.app.goo.gl/56VjVQABSXtf7cyg7.
For full details, the official events programme is here: