Fiesta of Sant Bartomeu fireworks in San Antonio Ibiza

San Antonio Fireworks

San Antonio Fireworks

A huge fireworks display is set to light up the skies across the harbour of San Antonio this Monday (24th August) as part of the Fiesta of Sant Bartomeu (St. Bartholomew).

The fireworks display is the main event of the three week fiesta which has been running since the 13th of August and ends on the 6th September and includes Concerts, sports tournaments, cultural activities, competitions, workshops for children, funfair and folklore displays.

However the 24th of August being Sant Bartomeu day is the biggest day of celebration and will see several activities taking place starting at 8pm with a Mascletada (Large firecrackers) at 22.45 a parade and Coroffoc, (a fire run a lot like Somerset Squibbing) originally used to ward off evil spirits, although in the modern day it seems to be to help the fiesta go off with a bang, quite literally.

In between the fiery displays will be traditional folk dancing displays, bands and hot chocolate.

These events will take place at Plaza Espanya.

The main fireworks display is at Midnight over the bay and you should be able to see and hear them from along the waterfront and from S’arenal Beach.

For a full list of events over the fiesta period you can download the event guide here (available in Spanish and Catalan).
http://www.santantoni.net/portalSanAntoni/docs/FestesSantBartomeu2015.pdf

 


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