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Sa Rua and Sa Rueta Carnival 2021

Check out this small Rio de Janeiro style Carnival on the streets of Mallorca

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates.

The majority of the Mallorca's residents are Roman Catholic, so Carnival, which precedes Lent, is always bright, loud, and highlights the final celebration.

The Carnival happens on the last weekend before the Easter Lent. Usually, the first day of Carnival (Saturday) is for children. It is called Sa Rueta. The second day (Sunday) is for adults, and this is Sa Rua. Sometimes both carnivals are held on Sunday, kids marching in the morning and adults in the afternoon. This Mallorcan Carnival may remind you of a small version of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, as it includes people from competing teams and special performances with dancing and singing. Costumes and floats vary in colour and story but are all well worth checking out. The most creative teams are awarded in the end.

Every city in Mallorca conducts its own version of Carnival, but, of course, the most loud and bright is held in Palma.

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