Holiday of Sant Ciriac Fireworks, Ibiza, August 8th, 2012

August 14th, 2012 - 1:22 pm Posted in ibiza | Comments (0)

August 8th is the holiday of Sant Ciriac in Ibiza, and traditionally there is a massive firework display at the end of the day’s festivities. This year, the fireworks are part of the Fiesta de la Tierra, or Earth Festival, which combines and honours two patron saints’ days of Santa María and Sant Ciriac.

August 8th has another significance for the islanders, as it was also on this day in 1235 that the Catalan army overthrew the Moors, bringing Christianity to Ibiza and Formentera.

The fireworks are launched at midnight, just in front of the harbour wall, near the lighthouse. In the correct position, the fireworks would explode in the air above Dalt Vila and the Cathedral, but for most people’s view, they explode over the water of the marina.

Getting into position just before midnight, there’s a huge crowd assembled around the marina and port, waiting to see the spectacle. And we’re not disappointed by the fantastic professional display, which lasts some 10-15 minutes. It’s a beautifully warm and calm evening, and it would be hard to provide a better setting and end to a holiday on such an important day for Ibiza.

By ClaireB

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