Public holidays and interesting dates

Regional Holidays
The most important two holidays in Andratx are the patron saint's festival of San Pedro, the patron saint of fishermen, in the village of Andratx and the festival of the "Virgen del Carmen" in Puerto Andratx. A varied day and evening programme lasts several days, including traditional music, concerts, street parties and fireworks. On the 29th of June, the actual day of the festival, the fishermen gather in the port of Andratx in a procession around the bay. This celebration continues almost without interruption with the "Virgen del Carmen" celebrations in Puerto Andratx on 16 July. Here the statue of the Virgin is festively decorated and carried in procession from the church to the port. From there the statue is taken to a ship and leads a fleet of boats. A fireworks display closes the day. The festivities last several days, including a horse show and a "devil's dance".

Further holidays

06 January - Reyes Magos - The Three Kings
In the village of Andratx the kings come on horseback and hand out presents for the children in the church. In Puerto Andratx, the kings reach the port by boat and then ride their horses towards the church. Both celebrations are an interesting spectacle especially for children.

01 March - Day of the Balearic Islands
This day celebrates the independence of the Balearic Islands, which have been considered an autonomous region of Spain since 01 March 1983.

Easter
Easter is an important festival on the Balearic Islands and throughout Spain. The holidays begin here already on Holy Thursday.

15 August
Asunción de Maria - Assumption of the Virgin Mary

12 October
National Holiday - Celebrates the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

01 November
All Saints' Day

06 December
Día de la Constitución - Day of the Spanish Constitution of 1978

08 December
Immaculada Concepción - Immaculate Conception

25th / 26th December
Christmas

weekly market
In Andratx the weekly market takes place every Wednesday. From 9:00 to 13:00 o'clock you can buy here not only fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and ham, olives etc., but also various souvenirs. In Puerto Andratx there is no weekly market.