When Soller is overtaken by its tradition.
There is no point talking about the beauty that surrounds us, about the paellas we serve, the heart of our past without mentioning the most special day of all, Es Firó. Just the mention of this name sees us overcome in a plethora of emotions.
Those who have never experienced a Firó will never fully understand, but those who have experienced Soller’s public holidays will know what we are talking about.
A commemoration of the past (May 11th 1561) which gives rise to a celebration that goes back hundreds of years with a town which is overcome with the valentes dones (brave women), the Moors and the pagesos (peasants) filling the streets of Soller and the Port for 3 days.
A little bit of history, remembering what happened on May 11th, 1561.
At three o’clock in the afternoon, the ringing of the bells puts the town on alert. Enemy ships have been sighted. The farmers meet in the Plaza de los Estiradores in Soller to go to battle.