Fornells Fiesta 2009 timetable

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Fornells Fiesta 2009 timetable

Post by Slartibartfast » July 12th, 2009, 11:48 am

Tuesday, July 21
8 p.m. Prize giving for photograph and drawing competition Festes de Sant Antoni 2009, followed by street entertainment from the Carrer Mayor to the Carrer de la Mar.

Wednesday, July 22
7.30 p.m. Marathons for various categories, from 600 m to 2.400 m Starting from the Placa de s'Algaret (square by the harbour).
9 p.m. Havaneres, sea songs on the harbour side, with visiting groups 'Vallparadis' and 'Boira' as well as 'Maregassa' from Mahon. A traditional 'cremat' will be served meanwhile.

Thursday, July 23
7 p.m.. Outdoor painting on the harbour side.Everyone welcome.
8 p.m. Chocolate and coca bamba at the pensioners' club, with 'No hi som tots' musicalgroup.

Friday, July 24
8.30 p.m. Prego (invitation) to the 2009 fiestas, dedicated to the poet Gumersind Riera on his centenary. After this, the first pomada (gin and lemonade) of the fiestas to the music of the Agrupacio Musical (the town band) de Ciutadella. 11 p.m. Street party with Oasis and Sarau groups, on the harbour side.

Saturday, July 25
11 a.m. Regattas in the harbour. 4.45 p.m. Start of festivities with bell-ringing and rockets. Street party with the giants and carnival figures and the Fornells Cornet and Drum band tours the village.
5 p.m. The Fabioler (herald) goes to the Social Hall to request permission to start the Fiestas, playing the first haunting notes on his flute. The horses gatherat the home of the Caixera Sobreposada, and all go to the Social Hall for the presentation of the Fiesta flag.

The other horses then join on, going to collect the Caixer Pages and the Caixer Casat from their homes.
Meanwhile, the Agrupacio Musical de Ciutadella entertains. The Qualcada (cavalcade of horses) collects the Caixer Capella (priest) from the placa de I'Esglesia (church square), then, about 6.30 p.m. going to collec the Caixera Batllessa - the Fiesta Mayoress ¦ from her home. It is she who then presides over proceedings. Everyone then goes to the Local Social where the mayor presents the Staff of Office The horses then make a tour of the village, later being left at the square while the authorities go to the parish church for Solemn Mass in memory of Sant Antoni Abad.

The Jaleo then begins in the square, after which a reception is given by the town hall to the riders, in the theatre patio.
12 midnight. Dancing on the waterfront with the 'Orquesta Guateke Maravillas' and 'Fraggles' group.

Sunday, July 26
9 a.m. 'Diana Florejada', reveille round the streets with the Agrupacio Musical de Ciutadella
9.30 a.m. The fabioler starts the 'replec', summoning the horses, beginning with the Caixera Sobreposada and ending with the Caixer Capella in the Plaga de I'Esglesia (church square) and the Caixera Batlessa.
11 a.m. Mass at the parish church of Sant Antoni, during which 'aigua-ros' is distributed. This is followed by the Jaleo, finishing with the distribution of the trophies, green canes and silver spoons. Finally, everyone goes to the town hall reception the theatre terrace, after which the Caixera Batlessa and the Caixer Capella are escorted home, and then the Caixera sobreposada to the Social Hall to return the flag. The last 'foe' on the fabiol is then played. Later, the younger horsemen distribute Taigua-ros' to the villagers 8.30 p.m. In the plaga de s'Algaret:a acrobatics display by 'African Footprint'. 9.30 p.m Dancing to 'Echapaka' group, playing Cuban music.
12 midnight. Dancing in the carrer de la Mar to music by 'Huracan' group.

Monday, July 27
11 a.m. Mass in memory of Fornells people who have died in the past year.
5 p.m. Swimming races across the harbour from the Viver (lobster tank) to the Punta des Moll, and a kayak gymkhana..
6 p.m. Children's games in the Plaga de s'Algaret.
10.30 p.m. water firework display. 11.30 p.m. Fiesta finale party on the waterfront, with Oasis group.

Tuesday, July 28
8.30 p.m. Charity auction of antiques, curiosities and collectors items in the Placa de s'Algaret. 10% of the profits will go to the local Red Cross.

Wednesday, July 29
8.30 p.m. Family entertainment by the circus act Aplom i Vol..

Thursday, July 30
8 p.m. At the Social Hall, radio exhibition, open evenings until September 15.
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Re: Fornells Fiesta 2009 timetable

Post by bev.morton » July 12th, 2009, 4:38 pm

Thanks Steve!!

Thats brilliant!!

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Re: Fornells Fiesta 2009 timetable

Post by Noggerwood » July 20th, 2009, 9:44 pm

:cool:

Oh how I wish I was there :-(

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