Events Anar a maig

Tradition and colour commemorating the miracle of the Vella church

Legend has it that the first church was built on a small hill near Ses Estaques. As the churchgoers were leaving Mass, a huge roar was heard; the church had collapsed after everyone had vacated the building. It was a miracle! Since then, on every first Sunday of May this joyous festival takes place in Santa Eluària des Riu with festooned floats and women and men dressed in the traditional costumes of the island. The festival commences with the enthusiastic cry of “Anam a Maig” and reaches its end with the cry of “Venim de Maig”. Not to be missed!