San Ciracois Day will be celebrated at Puig des Molins, Ibiza Town, on August 8th.
The festival, an annual event marking the feast day of the island's patron saint, will involve traditional parades and floats. A communal meal will form the centrepiece of the festivities, and there will be a firework display in the evening.
Colourful Saints' Day parades, with their colourful masks and flamboyant costumes, form an integral part of Spanish community life. Such parades far predate Christianity's arrival in Spain.
San Ciracois Day could hardly be celebrated in a more evocative area of Ibiza.
Dominated by a vast ancient cemetery known as the Necropolis, Puig des Molins is one of the most interesting, picturesque and historic parts of the island. The 50,000 square metre site forms one of the biggest and best-preserved ancient burial grounds in the world, and one of the outstanding examples of Carthanagian culture still intact.
The Necropolis was declared a Property of Cultural Interest in 1977 and a Unesco world heritage site in 1999.