COSSIERS – CAVALLETS – CAVALLERS – ÀGUILES: GENUINE MAJORCAN FOLKLORE DANCES

COSSIERS – CAVALLETS – CAVALLERS – ÀGUILES: GENUINE MAJORCAN FOLKLORE DANCES El ball dels cossiers’ are the very singular typical dance during celebrations in several villages in Mallorca as Montuïri, Algaida, Manacor, Inca, Pollença (àguiles), Artà , Alaró, Felanitx, Campos, Llucmajor (cavallets), Palma (cavallets de Ciutat) and Calvià (cavallers). They are part o an ancient tradition which was documented in …

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MAJORCAN GIANTS-MAJORCAN FOLKLORE-GIANTS ENCOUNTER

MAJORCAN GIANTS-MAJORCAN FOLKLORE-GIANTS ENCOUNTER-MAJORCAN ROOTED TRADITIONS To find the origins of the early giants in Mallorca we would have to go back to the seventeenth century and to the village Soller where we found  the first giant in the procession of Corpus Christi. To raise awareness of the biblical passages, the roman catholic church organized the «entremeses» (short theatrical performances) …

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MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO-THE SWALLOWS MIRACLE-THE JEWEL OF THE MISSIONS

Mission San Juan Capistrano, the miracle of the swallows-The Jewel of the Missions The mission San Juan de Capistrano, California was founded 1776 by father Junipero Serra (Petra, Mallorca), with the help of Captain Fernando de Rivera. San Juan Capistrano, was the sixth mission founded in Californian lands, by Majorcan Franciscans  , the organization of this new California mission was the …

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FATHER SERRA-CALIFORNIA MISSIONS

In the footsteps of Father Serra– The California Missions–Petra–Majorca       I was 18 when I heard about Junípero Serra, the founder of the Missions of California. The first mission I visited was the one of San Rafael Archangel, the mission of the city that would be my home for a year. Although San Rafael was not directly founded …

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