Formentera Festivals

All Formentera festivals have ancestral dances which are known as ball pages, where the women wear emprendada (jewellery made from brooches and pendants). The tabor, flute and castanets are the standard instruments. Festa de Formentera is the main festival and takes place on the day of San Jaime, on the 25th July.

Festivals
30 May
Sant Ferran celebrates the feast day of its patron saint

24 June
Midsummer solstice. This St. John’s Day celebration is marked by a bonfire and fireworks in El Pilar

16 July
The feast of the Virgin del Carmen. If you head to La Savina you will see a maritime procession

25 July
Sant Jaume, the patron saint of Formentera, has his feast day marked by days of celebrations across the island

5 August
The patron saint of the Pine Islands, Virgin de les Neus, is commemorated

12 October
La Mola celebrates the Virgin del Pilar, on day that coincides with the first day of slaughtering the pigs

3 December
The feast day of Sant Francesc is the most traditional of the feast days, with many emprendada on show

National Holidays

  • 1 January
  • 6 January
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • 1 May: the Day of Workers
  • 15 August: the Assumption
  • 12 October: the Virgin of Pilar
  • 15 August: the Annunciation to Our Lady
  • 1 November: All Saints Day
  • 6 December: Spanish Constitution Day
  • 8 December: Immaculate Conception of Our Lady
  • 24 December: Christmas Eve
  • 25 December: Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • 26 December: Saint Stephen’s Day

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