The Patron Saint of Felanitx

Santa Margarita (Saint Margaret) is the patron saint of Felanitx. She is honoured with a holiday in this town every year on July 20th (tomorrow). In 1964 on Saint Margaret’s Day a new band of traditional folk music and dancers was presented in Felanitx, called S’Estol des Gerricó. This year, this band marks its 50th anniversary, which was celebrated last night here in Felanitx with a performance under the title S’Estol entre Illes on the steps of Sant Miquel, the local parish church. Apart from S’Estol des Gerricó, another two traditional groups from the neighbouring islands Menorca and Ibiza were performing some impressive jotas, fandangos and balladas. The photo was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: July 18th, 2014.

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