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Foreign travelers who are used to fast and stressful lifestyle may consider the indigenous people somewhat slow. It seems that nothing can disturb the atmosphere of harmony and tranquility that prevails on the island. In order to get used to the local rhythm of life, tourists usually need several days. However, after this you will simply not want to go back to old bustling routine. Despite some sluggishness, the local residents are very hardworking and are distinguished by the sense of responsibility.
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Working days are started here early, around 7:00 am. During the daytime, when the heat reaches its peak, the city dies away. All shops and public institutions close and the majority of people go to a beach. After 16:00 everyone returns back to work and works until late at night.
Wonderful sense of humor of local people is also worth noticing. Their positive attitude and optimistic outlook on life are very contagious. The locals easily joke about their failures and mistakes, but they are always show concentration and seriousness at work. Some indigenous people may seem too "noisy". The reason for this is the fact that during conversation they often express their emotions easily, so a debate can be done in raised voices. However, tourists should not consider these loud remarks as a sign of negativity. Increased sensibility is just one of traits of character and does not carry any negative sense. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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When setting up time for a meeting with local residents, do not expect any punctuality. Delays are absolutely normal here as many citizens are not distinguished by punctuality. As a rule, schedule is shifted to the second half of a day. The locals have their dinners not earlier than at 10 pm. By the way, an ordinary dinner can turn into a long feast. It is usually accompanied with discussions and heated debates. When choosing a topic for a conversation, tourists need to be very careful as some of them are considered a taboo.
Torre de Sa Conillera (Ibiza) Do not start a conversation about politics or personal life as it can be perceived as a sign of bad manners. However, the locals can speak endlessly about sports, local culture and places of interest. They have great respect for people who are interested in their national culture and lifestyle. In terms of appearance tourists should follow ordinary rules of good manners. An important event in a prestigious restaurant requires wearing a classic suit, and a visit to a nightclub or a walk along the beach is great occasions to wear a bright and extravagant outfit. Here your look will be appreciated.
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When it comes to describing interesting events on the island, it is important to mention numerous parties that are common for Ibiza beaches in summer. These parties have made the island a legendary destination for all clubbers. The festival year of the island starts with Emerging Ibiza Festival that usually takes place at the end of May. The festival’s events take place not only in clubs (Ibiza Rocks Hotel, Ocean Beach Ibiza, Sankeys) and beaches but also on yachts and in parks (Benimussa). Among musicians participating in this event, there are famous personalities who have already won love of thousands of electronic music fans and emerging performers who only make their first steps in the industry. As a rule, the festival ends with a concert of a star, but the name of the musician is not revealed in advance as it is a kind of surprise for visitors.
Casa Pescadores in Cala Comte (Ibiza) The festival year ends with Party Hard Closing Festival Ibiza. This popular event starts in the middle of September. This is the time when the event’s visitors, both locals and tourists, have fun and party hard as if it is the last festival in their life. According to locals, this is the only right way to have fun. Among headliners of this festival, there are always many popular musicians. The end of the summer season is the time when there are no boundaries and limits. Right before the start of the party season (in the middle of May), Ibiza hosts Sueños de Libertad Ibiza. It is a colorful festival, during which visitors are welcome to attend various modern art exhibitions, purchase hand-made items at local markets, and try local delicacies. There is a special area for kids who will be very excited to participate in interesting events.
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During their stay on Ibiza, tourists can comfortably combine trendy parties with numerous cultural events and celebrations. Fiestas de la Tierra, which takes place at the beginning of August, is one of them. During this festival, tourists can see precisely reconstructed scenes of medieval life. The view is so spectacular that some tourists cannot believe everything happens in the XXI century and at a resort that is famous for its energetic parties. A visit to this festival is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with the history of the Balearic Islands and local culture. Here are some of the entertainments available to guests of the festival during the event: concerts of folk musicians, theatrical and dancing performances, fireworks, sampling local cuisine, and interesting religious ceremonies.
Ibiza Night View In the middle of October, all tourists can be witnesses of a colorful holiday called Ibiza Festa delle Luci. The resort changes its look for the event. Fantastic illumination installations can impress even most experienced travelers who think nothing can excite them anymore. The event takes place on the main streets of the Old Town. This event would be incomplete without DJs who perform in local clubs where people dance all night long (actually, these activities seem to never stop on Ibiza). Finally, Festival Internacional de Cine de Ibiza is one more interesting festival in the event schedule of the island. This festival specializes in independent films that compete for the main price, Falcó d’Or (Golden Falcon). Among other holidays widely celebrated on Ibiza, it would be a mistake not to mention Semana Santa, Nit de Sant Joan (June 23), Dia de Verge de Carmen (July 15-16), and Festa de Sant Jaume (July 25).
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Ibiza. Learn the best periods to visit Ibiza to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Ibiza.
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