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Fires and Firó in Llucmajor

The Confraria dels Cavallers de Sant Juan gave an impressive presentation of the beauty of the pure Mallorcan horse last Saturday in Llucmajor, at the occasion of the Fires de Llucmajor.

The Fires apparently have been held in Llucmajor annually since 1546, a quite astonishing feat. The Fires de Llucmajor take place over three weekends; the final Fira will happen next Sunday, October 12th. As Monday, October 13th, will be a public holiday in Spain this year, Llucmajor will extend its Fires into a Firó on that day, with lots of activities going on. Lunchtime will see the public sharing in a gigantic paella, a dog show is planned as well, and in the evening a concert will be staged at the recently restored Claustre de Sant Bonaventura under the title “Les Illes Balears amb Argentina, Veneçuela, Cuba i Puerto Rico“, and organized by the Fundació La Caixa. I believe that entry fees will be gratis.

I am not sure how ancient the Cavall de Pura Raça Mallorquina is, but the pure breed has obviously been around quite a few years as well. I’ll tell you more about this beautiful horse and the splendid combination of qualities the cavall presents, sometime soon, after having done a bit more research.

The photo was taken in Llucmajor, Mallorca, Spain. The date: October 4th, 2008. The time was 18:10:55.

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