Ibiza and Formentera are islands rich in culture and tradition, with numerous traditional festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Whether you’re interested in religion, culture, or simply festivities, these islands have a lot to offer.
San Juan Celebrations:
San Juan celebrations are celebrated throughout Spain, but they are particularly popular in Ibiza. These festivities take place on the night of June 23rd to June 24th and include bonfires, traditional dances, and processions.
Festival of the Virgin de la Peña:
This festival is celebrated on the second Sunday of September in Formentera. It honors the Virgin de la Peña, the patron saint of the island. The festivities include processions, traditional dances, and religious celebrations.
Patron Saint Festivals:
Every town and village in Ibiza and Formentera has its own patron saint festival, which celebrates the patron saint of the town or village. The festivities include processions, fireworks, concerts, and traditional dances.
Sant Jordi Festival:
This festival is celebrated on April 23rd throughout Catalonia, but it is also celebrated in Ibiza and Formentera. Sant Jordi festival honors the patron saint of Catalonia and is celebrated with roses and books.
Festival of the Virgen del Carmen:
This festival is celebrated on July 16th in Ibiza and Formentera. It honors the Virgen del Carmen, the patroness of fishermen and sailors. The festivities include sea processions, fireworks, and street celebrations.
Santa Eulalia Festival:
This festival is celebrated in February in Ibiza, in honor of Santa Eulalia, the patron saint of the island. The festivities include processions, fireworks, and street celebrations.