Apartamentos Osiris Ibiza

Apartments Osiris Ibiza

FOLKLORE AND TRADITION

 

In Ibiza,away from all the hustle and bustle,old traditionscan still be found today

The quaint towns and villages celebrate fiestas on their saints days and religious festivals with ibicenco folk singing and dancing.Whereas the langer towns celebrate in much bigger fashionFlamenco in Ibiza is rather like baseball in London or Cricket in New York. It,s an import from the Spanish mainlandThe truly local folk traditions are an amalgam of those of the different peoples that have inhabited the island in the past

For example, the traditional dances – “Sa llarga” ( The long one ) and “Sa Curta” ( The short one ) – revolve around a flirtation between man and woman in which she traces circles around her suitor, while they show off their masculine virility by leaping high in the air and playing huge castanetsVestiges of North Africa culture can be heard in the musical traditions of the islandThe colorful traditional costume and the ancestral dances can be seen in the various popular fiestas that are celebrated throughout the year in the different parishes of the Pitiusas islands