While many of the villages are preparing themselves for Sant Antoni festival, Algaida celebrates the Festivities of Sant Honorat, the village's winter patron....Read more »
Algaida is one of the largest terms in the Pla de Mallorca region.
It has more than 5,300 inhabitants that are distributed in three urban centers: Algaida, Pina, and Randa. It borders Palma to the west, as well as the villages of Montuiri, Llucmajor, Santa Eugenia, Sencelles and Lloret de Vistalegre. Algaida is a village that inherits its name from a farmhouse settled in the area during Arab times and means "the forest".
For many years, their economic activity was basically agricultural, but crafts became more important during the last century. Algaida currently stands out, among other things because of its blown glass factory, its cycle-tourism routes and its restaurants.
Sant Honorat is the patron saint of Algaida and the feast is notable for the cossiers dances, which dating back to the 14th century. Mestre Joan, Els reis, L' obriu-nos, Flor de murta, Dansa nova, Mercansó and Titoieta are some of the names of the cossiers dances.
Cossiers also perform in the summer during Sant Jaume´s festivities. Other interesting festivals are the carnival (with the Camestortes trial) and Festa de la Pau de Castellitx.
Algaida´s weekly market is held in the main square on Friday and on Tuesday in Pina.
EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS Algaida
"Jo compr al meu poble" is the slogan of the Spring Campaign to support local commerce promoted by the Department of Economic Promotion of the City Council of Algaida along with the Trade and Enterprise Association of Algaida, Pina and Randa...Read more »
During the last week of August, the village of Randa, in the municipality of Algaida, celebrates its summer fetivities. For a few days, all kinds of activities such as concerts, parades, walks and dinners are organized with the aim of twining people and having fun...Read more »
At the end of September, the town of Pina, in the municipality of Algaida, celebrates the festivities of Sant Cosme and Sant Damià...Read more »