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These fiestas are held on the 23rd and 24th June, and the Sunday before. They are the most traditional and famous in Menorca, and date back to beginning of the XIV century. From the beginning, and a custom which is still maintained now, the church’s fund comission would make a religious procession on horseback to the small rural chapel now known as Sant Joan de Missa to honour their patron saint.  The majority of the comission is made up of riders (cavallers), who are farmworkers of all ages. The remainder is made up of men and women called caixers who represent their social status or trade -: the church (Caixer Capellà or Capellana), nobility (Caixer Senyor), craftsmen (Caixer Casat –married with a manual job)  and Caixer Fadrí  (apprentice and bachelor who could be from the country or the city) and the farmworkers (Caixers Pagesos). El fabioler (city herald), rides on a donkey and guides the procession through the streets as he plays a distinctive tune on his flute. Ciutadella Fiestas These fiestas are held on the 23rd and 24th June, and the Sunday before. They are the most traditional and famous in Menorca, and date back to beginning of the XIV century. From the beginning, and a custom which is still maintained now, the church’s fund comission would make a religious procession on horseback to the small rural chapel now known as Sant Joan de Missa to honour their patron saint. The majority of the comission is made up of riders (cavallers), who are farmworkers of all ages. The remainder is made up of men and women called caixers who represent their social status or trade -: the church (Caixer Capellà or Capellana), nobility (Caixer Senyor), craftsmen (Caixer Casat –married with a manual job) and Caixer Fadrí (apprentice and bachelor who could be from the country or the city) and the farmworkers (Caixers Pagesos). El fabioler (city herald), rides on a donkey and guides the procession through the streets as he plays a distinctive tune on his flute. Read more
 

Ciutadella Fiestas

These fiestas are held on the 23rd and 24th June, and the Sunday before. They are the most traditional and famous in Menorca, and date back to beginning of the XIV century. From the beginning, and a custom which is still maintained now, the church’s fund comission would make a religious procession on horseback to the small rural chapel now known as Sant Joan de Missa to honour their patron saint. The majority of the comission is made up of riders (cavallers), who are farmworkers of all ages. The remainder is made up of men and women called caixers who represent their social status or trade -: the church (Caixer Capellà or Capellana), nobility (Caixer Senyor), craftsmen (Caixer Casat –married with a manual job) and Caixer Fadrí (apprentice and bachelor who could be from the country or the city) and the farmworkers (Caixers Pagesos). El fabioler (city herald), rides on a donkey and guides the procession through the streets as he plays a distinctive tune on his flute.


The Sunday before the 23rd June is known as Diumenge des Be, in which a group of caixers and the fabioler accompany a barefoot man dressed in lambskin pelts with a live ram draped over his shoulders, around the streets to announce the Start of the fiestas.
The horses’parade starts at 14h on 23rd June outside the home of the Caixer Senyor, and carries on virtually non-stop until the early hours of the 25th June. There are spectacular events to be seen, such as the Caragol des Born in the evening of the 23rd and the medieval games, horse-races and jousting held on the evening of the 24th in the Pla de Sant Joan (s’ensortilla, ses carotes y córrer abraçats).

 
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