Fiestas de Sant Climent

 The fiesta of Sant Climent is the town fiesta for Sant Climent and is held annually on the third weekend in August and the dates vary. The series of events and traditions are the same every year across Saturday evening and Sunday which are the same traditions of the other town fiestas of Menorca.


18.00hRinging of the Bells
To advise of the start of the fiesta bells are rung and 15 minutes later a band accompanies the  parade through the town with els gegants i capgrossos, the giants and big heads.

18.40h – Es Replec y Sa Qualcada
The horseriders  gather in the main street, carrer Sant Jaume then head to the Residents Association Hall where the Caixer Batle  awaits the cavalcade of horses.

 19.00h – Sa Bandera y El Bastó (The Flag and Baston)
Next the flag of Sant Climent is given to the Caixer Fadrí to carry on horseback during the fiestas. The Caixer Batle who presides over the cavalcade and the fiestas receives el bastó as a symbol of leadership over the fiestas.

Once all the horses have joined the cavalcade they proceed to collect the priest, Caixer Capellà, then the cavalcade completes es Caragol, which is the lap around the central streets of the town before leaving the horses.

19.30h– Celebració de les Solemnes Completes
The riders leave their horses and proceed on foot to the the religious ceremony in honour of Sant Climent in the town church.

20.00h – Jaleo en Sa Plaça
The horses and rideres participate in the first Jaleo of the fiestas in Sa Plaça played by the Band of Es Migjorn Gran, amongst the crowds.  Then the cavalcade completes three more laps of the town, on the second acompanying the Caixer Capellà to his home and the third the Caixer Batle. The Cavalcade then retires for the night.


9.30h – Alegre Diana
The band wakes the town up first thing in the morning to start the day of the fiestas.

10.15h – Es Replec de Sa Qualcada
The Fabioler starts the day again with the same start from the evening before collecting the caixers, caixeres, flag and horseriders round town finishing with the Caixer Capellà. The cavalcade then completes a lap of the town heading towards the town hall where they leave their horses.

11.00h – Missa Solemne de Caixers
Next the riders head on foot to the church of Sant Climent for mass Missa Solemne, with the caixers and authorities.

12.00h – Jaleo a Sa Plaça
After another lap around town the Cavalcade returns to the main square where the Jaleo is played  and the riders are given symbolic green reeds and silver spoons. They complete three laps of the square then complete three laps of the town.

15.00h – Sa Beguda
The band of music of Es Migjorn Gran passes from the church to the town hall to acompany the horse riders and authorities to the reception called Sa Beguda hosted by the town council.

After the reception the cavalcade accompanies the Caixer Batle and Caixer Capellà back to their homes and the baston and flag are retuned to the town hall. The cavalcade then retires.

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