Carnival in the Balearic Islands




As we have said in previous posts, the Balearic Islands are made of a multitude of traditions that continues to be celebrate year after year. One of these celebrations are the carnivals, a festival that takes place at the end of February.

Insotel Hotel Group, in the the Balearic Islands, is very deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of the islands as we think it is a way of preserving the purity and heritage of this place of the Mediterranean.

Carnival festivities are a tradition celebrated in all the islands. A festivity takes place before the beginning of Christian Lent.

Despite being celebrate in all the islands, the carnivals of the towns of Palma de Mallorca and Arenal are the most celebrated by the inhabitants as well as by all the visitors that go to the place to be part of tradition.

This festival, known as “Sa Rua” by local people, is a party that takes place on the streets and where all the neighbors participate actively. It is a jumble where they mix religion, traditions, party and many disguises.

One of the curiosities that captivate the audience with the floats that parade in honor of this popular festival. They are floats with different themes that change every year and are prepared for months by different groups of neighbors.

Among the costumes, you can find from classics to satirical disguises of social criticism. Moreover, it is in this popular festival where the participants enjoy and have fun disguising themselves of what they like.

Undoubtedly, this is one of funniest and traditional parties in the islands. The whole team of Insotel Hotel Group we hope you enjoy these holidays and live the true essence of the Balearic Islands.