Menorca is often referred to as the island of fire and winds. The island is mentioned in numerous interesting legends. Thus, the name of the island of fire was given to Menorca by the Phoenicians. When their ships got close to the island they saw a coast in bright fires and lights the origin of which is still undiscovered and has not got any scientific proof. Local people cautiously keep the cultural heritage and eagerly share with travelers incredible stories about the island. Visiting Menorca during one of the brightest holidays and festivals is a real luck for travelers. Exciting fests and holidays are held there almost every month.
Every ethnic fest is accompanied with local equestrians’ performance as horses are the main symbol of the island. There are many families on Menorca engaged in horse breeding for many centuries. Fathers devolve their knowledge to their sons. For many local families horse breeding is the main business in life. During the fests the island witnesses various exhibition shows of equestrians and exciting competitions which will be of great interest for everyone.
The most interesting holiday is considered to be the Festes de San Joan traditionally held in June. For the whole week local folks honor San Joan. The fest is rich in different events. The holiday is added with festive treats. During a walk one may find numerous concession stalls offering sweets and refreshing drinks the most popular of which is gin of local production called “ginebra”.