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Fiesta Linternas Alcúdia

24th August in Alcúdia, Majorca

Popular Festival: Festival of Lantems

On the night of 24th August, the children and young people of the municipality parade around the streets bearing lanterns made from melons and water melons, singing traditional Majorcan songs. This celebration harks back to an ancient tradition: the flesh of the fruit that ripened at the end of August (water melons, peppers and melons) was scooped out and the shells were decorated. Candles were then placed inside them to illuminate the island’s traditional ball de bot dances.

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