FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND MARKETS

Sineu is the capital of spring fairs. Sineu Fair is the oldest on the island and has more visitors than any other fair in Mallorca. The Fair was a privilege granted by King Sanç in 1318. It takes place every first Sunday of May. It is mainly devoted to agriculture, livestock and handicraft. It has preserved the tradition and concept of a yearly market. The location of the stands does not change from year to year. All kind of products (fruits, vegetables, plants and clothes) are displayed at plaça de l'Església and carrer Major; poultry is displayed on the steps of Sant Marc; chairs, ladders and flower pots lower down; and knives and saddles at carreró de la rectoria. Livestock is exhibited in plaça del Mercat. There are usually animal shows and displays of farming machinery and cars.

Sineu’s weekly market takes place on Wednesdays. It is quite an event. The market was established in 1306 by King Jaume II. It is the only livestock market of Mallorca. Many farmers come to Sineu to sell their animals and eat a “frit”. Nowadays the market is part of the visit to Sineu and many visitors come to our town to see the market.

Our patron saint festival is held on 15 August. It includes games, fireworks, festivals, open-air concerts, etc.
But the most solemn period of the year in Sineu is Easter Week. Many visitors come to Sineu on Good Friday to see the processions and the penitents accompanying the floats through the town centre.
Sineu also celebrates the festivals of Sant Marc (patron saint) on 25 April and Sant Antoni with the typical bonfires on 17 January. We would like to highlight the new fair organized by the Town Hall to promote “sobrassada” (pork sausage), a typical product of Sineu.
Sant Tomas Fair is held on the second Sunday of December.