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Sa Rua Carnival Time

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The mad season in Mallorca is in full swing. It’s carnival time.

Last Thursday was called Dijous Llarder, meaning the first day of carnival. Sa Rueta is celebrated then in most pueblos of Mallorca, the children’s carnival parades. Palma had their Rueta yesterday. Today, Palma celebrates its Sa Rua carnival parade for grown ups, starting in La Rambla dels Ducs de Palma at 17h00, to continue down Carrer de la Riera, Carrer Unió, Plaça Joan Carles I, and finally Avinguda Jaume III. Don’t expect Samba music nor nudity like one would in Brazil, but instead, you can look forward to some colourful displays of joyous splendour.

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Before Quaresma (Lent) starts on Wednesday (Ash Wednesday), Mallorcan tradition has it that Sa Sardina will be buried. Why not participate in the solemn celebrations in Manacor on Tuesday, February 24th at 20h15. After the funeral, you’ll be invited for some grilled sardines with bread and vino tinto, in Manacor’s Plaça sa Torre.

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The photo (top) was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: February 21st, 2009. The time was 17:14:51. The photo (bottom) was taken in Manacor, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: February 21st, 2009. The time was 15:26:34. The poster for Sa Rua was designed by José González Zoyo, who won the design competition. ¡Felicitats!

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