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The Dance of Sant Joan Pelós

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One of the nice things about Mallorca is that things (and traditions) are done differently from one pueblo to the next.

For instance, many villages celebrate the saint day of Sant Joan (Saint John the Baptist) but only two communities celebrate the day of Sant Joan Pelós: Pollença and Felanitx. For some reason though, Pollença celebrates Sant Joan Pelós as part of the Corpus Cristi festivities on June 17th, whilst Felanitx celebrated Sant Joan Pelós yesterday, June 24th, as part of the Sant Joan celebrations. Felanitx keeps this old Sant Joan Pelós (Saint John the Hairy) tradition alive with a series of dances that have been maintained in this Mallorcan town since the 18th century.

I found a video on Youtube showing you one of the Sant Joan Pelós dances as it was performed in Felanitx last year:

The photo was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: June 24th, 2009. The time was 19:24:07. The video was posted by guingaia. Moltes gràcies.

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