Staff Reporter
THE Sant Joan Festival in Son Servera is one of the most traditional gatherings on the islands, and this year many people have turned up in the centre to enjoy the music, stalls and traditional food.

The traditional pipers, “xeremiers”, and flute and drum players, “flabiolers” are keeping the crowds entertained throughout the streets of Son Servera.
The town has also returned to it's past and transformed the streets into a medieval market town. Yesterday the centre of Son Servera welcomed the Medieval Craft Market, where visitors can view many authentic craft products.

Gold and silver jewellery, tin, weaved products and leather are some of the traditional goods on offer at the market.
There is also medieval music and traditional home-baked food being offered in many of the bars, which have turned into taverns for the occasion.
The Sant Joan Festival started on Friday night and many people enjoyed a traditional meal which was held outside on the streets. A little after the meal a popular and local artist, Amparo Sard, offically opened the Sant Joan Festival.

Many people donated one euro on Friday for the collection for the Argentinan town Goyeno. This event was held at the Sant Joan square. The reason behind this collection is due to the fact that many past residents in Son Servera have emmigrated to Argentina.

The festival will end on Sunday 26 June and all week there will be a wealth of activities and events on offer.
In words of the Mayor of Son Servera, Damìa Ripoll, the programme is full of activities and events for all ages and for all likes, which means that it is a week full of sport, culture, and above all else, fun. “We wanted to ensure that residents from other towns take part in this year's festival, and for this reason there will be an “ensaimada” (Majorcan pastries) competition today at 7pm, and we are inviting everyone to come and taste them”, Damìa Ripoll.

This year's programme of events is certainly a diverse one, as there is something for everone, from rock music, to folk dancing. “All the acts have an audience”, said Damìa Ripoll.

A new addition to the 2005 Sant Joan Festival is the use of a bus service for residents living in Cala Bona and Cala Millor. Every half an hour, there is bus service from these areas to Son Servera, so that people will not miss out on the fair.

Son Servera is not the only town in Majorca with an impressive festival taking place, as Porreres and Mancor de la Vall, also have fairs this weekend.


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