SANT BARTOMEU CELEBRATIONS
When the Kingdom of Aragon conquered Ibiza on August 8, 1235, the Catalans destroyed the Arab mosque and built the cathedral. The villages of the island took Christian saints names, and a large number of churches were built.
Every year, on the day of the saint of each village and town in Ibiza, there is a great popular celebration in which tradition, culture, and sports are present. There is also a festivity program filled with activities for people of all ages.
The most dynamic popular celebration in Ibiza takes place at the end of August. Sant Bartomeu, in Sant Antoni, celebrates its festivity with a vibrant activity program for all audiences —children and sport celebrations, gastronomic days, stock fair, processions, seafaring, or concerts— that lasts for several weeks. On August 24, the big day, the must-attend event is the popular castle of fireworks that takes place at midnight and illuminates Sant Antoni's bay.