This is the most popular local festival. A huge crowd of people congregates in the streets to follow the procession of the dancing demons and to gather round the bonfires to grill the spicy paprika sausage “sobrassada” and the black pudding sausages called “botifarrons”.
On the evening before the festival the demons meet and the bonfires are lit. 17th January is the saint’s holy day and the domestic animals are blessed at the “Beneïdes” in Capdepera (parade of floats and horses), while the recital of the “Cant de l’Argument”, accompanied by the music of the “codolada” tells the story of the most important events of the year. (The following weekend, the festival is repeated in Cala Ratjada.)
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