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August 24th - Patron Saints Day - San Antonio

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August 24 - Patron Saints Day In San Antonio 
24th August is Patron Saints Day and each year the celebrations start from as early as the 18th August (well this is Ibiza where every day is a celebration) and continue until early September. The Patron Saint of San Antonio is St Bartholomew. This main celebrations on the 24th August start early at 8:30am, at 10:30am is a foam & water party (sorry children only). In the early evening after Mass is a procession through the streets, including the firecrackers to warn off evil spirits. The day culminates in fireworks at midnight – head to the mina square opposite the marina for the best vantage point. You can also expect to see some traditional dancing, and music ranging from rock to reggae.
The celebrations date back to 1235 when the kingdom of Aragon took control of the island and introduced Christianity. The villages responded by building churches and many villages were renamed after a saint (San Antonio, Santa Gertrudis, San Rafael…

Luxury Villas Near Ibiza Town

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Luxury Villas Near Ibiza Town
If you are looking for a luxury or high-end villa close to Ibiza Town you can click here to view the villas we feature which are all within 10 minute drive of Ibiza Town and the Marina in Ibiza Town (Marina Botafoch). Ibiza Town is home to many high-end restaurants & venues including Lio Ibiza, the cabaret / dining / club from Pacha Group, Pacha Ibiza of course the original, and probably still the best club in Ibiza and thirdly Cipriani Restaurant located at Ibiza Gran Hotel. But of course there are not the only restaurants & venues catering for the discerning customer and each year sees new restaurants with a different take on flavours & fusions opening up. However you may also prefer the contrast of a traditional restaurant or simple tapas bar – Ibiza has it all and our concierge service can help with planning your trip from VIP at clubs to boat and yacht rental. Many of the luxury & high-end villas we feature in the Ibiza Town area in…

August 15th - another Ibiza Fiesta & Holiday

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15th August - Public Holiday & Fiesta
15th August is a national public holiday in Spain, so if course including Ibiza. Known as Fiesta de la Tierra (or Festes de la Terra in Catalan) you can expect a range of activities to be taking place including music, dancing & fireworks. This festival originated from the catholic celebration marking the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Nowadays the festival has left religious context and is a chance for most people in Ibiza to have a day off and for holidaymakers to also enjoy the festivities, centered mainly around Ibiza Town but with many villages & towns arranging their own activities.

This day is also Cala Llonga saints day, so in this easy coast beach resort (located near Santa Eulalia) as the patron saint of Cala Llonga is the Virgin Mary. 




Ibiza Public Holiday - 5th August

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Ibiza Public Holidays (part one) - 5th August
The public holiday in Ibiza on the 5th August is celebrated every year and is known by a few names including: Santa Maria de las Nieves or Nuestra Senora de las Nieves (which translates as “Our Lady of the Snow”, which is interesting as there is not much snow in Ibiza!). Santa Maria is the Patron Saint of Ibiza.   The festivities continue until the 8th August, although the main festivities are on the 5th which culminates in a firework display. And the reason for this celebration? well it doesn’t take much to start a fiesta in Ibiza and the reason for this one is to commemorate August 8th 1235 (that is the year not the 25 minutes to 1) when Ibiza was conquered by the Kingdom of Aragon, previously occupied by the Muslim leadership. The site of the cathedral in Ibiza Town (at the top of the Dalt Vila) was once where a Muslim mosque stood nearly 800 years ago. Many activities in Ibiza Town are based around Parque Reina Sofia, which is beside …