Thursday, 24 July 2014

Pollensa fiestas

Starting on Monday the 28th is the 'Patrona' fiesta week in Pollensa.
The highlight is the re-enactment of the centuries old battle between the colourful Moorish invaders led by Dragu and the local Christians dressed in white and led by Juan Mas.
It is a running battle which starts in the streets of the old town and culminates in the sports ground outside the town where the two sides charge each other and some local 'scores' can also be settled!
In the end the Christians always win inspire of fighting mainly with pitchforks and clubs.
Wear old clothes, as the streets are crowded and spectators sometimes get involved, the ladies can be 'tarred' if they are wearing white!

Barry Lawrence