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Son Macià is a small town in the Mallorcan east. It is part of the municipality of Manacor and has just over eight hundred inhabitants. It originated from the grouping of rural population spread around a parish, a school and a set of houses, known as Ses Casas Grans or Ses Casas Velles de Son Macià.

The deeply rural nature has always marked the economic base of the town, which has managed to preserve its traditions and which they still maintain today.

Casas des Fangar, the largest property in the area
Located between the towns of Manacor and Felanitx , Son Macià sits in a valley, surrounded by numerous hills of medium height. Among these stand out: Sa Muntanya de sa Vall, Sa Penya des Corb, Es Picot and Sant Josep, which form a perfect square around the town.

The center is located about 7 kilometers from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and is a stone's throw from beaches such as Cala Virgili, Cala Bota, Cala Pilota, Cala Magraner, Cala Domingos, Cala Varques, etc.

The origin of the town dates back to July 6, 1919, the day the first stone of the town's church was laid.

Within the area there are a considerable number of archaeological sites, such as the dolmen of Son Vaques; natural and artificial caves, which served as a burial place, as is the case from Picot des Fangar; and from the Talayotic period the town of s'Hospitalet Vell.

There are numerous possessions and oratories or chapels in the Son Macià area. One of the chapels that is still in the memory of the people of Son Macià is the Chapel of sa Mola Nova, painted by Don Llorenç Bonnín.

Son Macià is characterized by being a town where there is a lot of partying. Thanks to the members of its Festivities Committee, several events are organized where the participation of the inhabitants is evident and is considered the basis of their success. The main festivities include Sant Antoni, as the patron saint of the municipality, and its Summer Festivities of Our Lady of August, famous throughout the island.

San Antonio
Every year in January, Sant Antoni, the patron saint of animals, is traditionally celebrated. What characterizes this party is the gang of demons, with their typical dance surrounding the Saint. A bonfire is built and people go out into the street to make popular toasts and see the demons.

Son Macià's gang of demons is known for being very peculiar, with demons very different from each other and from the demons of other towns. It is composed of:

Son Macià's gang of demons. From left to right: Green Devil, Sant Antoni, Macianarro, Devil, Red Devil
A red-skinned demon, similar to demon standards elsewhere on the island
A green skinned demon with prominent jaws.
A "demon" (little demon) made of burlap.
A gold-colored demon with a somewhat "hipster" style.
Macianarro, without a doubt, the most terrifying. Tall and corpulent, it is the one that causes the most tears among the children who come out to see them dance.
Es Padrí, skeletal demon, was summoned and appeared on a mobile.
Sant Antoni, who during the dance of the demons, remains impassive in the center of the circle, reading.
The group goes through the different bars of the town dancing and while people accompany them playing music and singing glosses.

The party consists of making a bonfire, where people make toast and, after dinner, make a circle around it. Then, accompanied by a jimbomba, the most daring sing glosses on a free theme, which often end up turning into comical verbal fights where the skill of the glossers to make the stanzas rhyme is demonstrated.

Summer Festivals
If Son Macià is known for anything, it is for its Summer Festivals. Held around the first half of August, these parties are characterized by being very original, participatory and peculiar, always done on a very low budget. They are organized by the Son Macià Festivals Committee, and always end up starring in numerous pages of the Balearic press. The basis of its success lies in the great participation of the inhabitants who collaborate in the development of its events, as well as the simplicity and the atmosphere of a small town.

Festival Committee during a Farm Festival
The summer festivals are usually held during the second week of August, during which numerous events of a very diverse nature take place. The most outstanding and successful events are:

Festa Pagesa: It is the central event of the Son Macià festivities. It is usually one of the events with the most public and acclaim. It consists of a series of traditional games and country-type shows that take place in a field of stubble. Cart races, sled dog contest, watermelon eating contest, egg toss in pairs, among others always make the people who come to have a good time.
Humor Macianillo: This is a competition where the participants go through a series of physical and psychological tests, inspired by the famous television program "Humor Amarillo".
World Choking Championship : Macianers can boast of organizing the world championship of this sport, as it is considered to be the only town where it is actively preserved. It usually has about 25 participants, who go through semi-finals and a final, and the winner gets the title of World Choke Champion.
Every year, on Easter Day, a group of young people from the village gather in the square early in the morning. Then, they go from house to house making music, singing songs and collecting panadas, robiols, eggs, and some double that the guests of the houses offer them. In the evening, the group gathers again and has a dinner with all the food they have collected during the day. It is a tradition deeply rooted and loved by the people.

Group of Salers of Son Macià on Easter day
Snippet of the 2014 song:

" If you let us in,
we usually pass right inside,
we greet children and godparents
and everyone from Son Macià..."

Throw Tests
This is the most conflicting tradition of the town. Between the celebration of Sant Antoni and the burial of the sardine, the unmarried young people of the village have carte blanche to walk around the village at night throwing tiles in front of the portals of the houses where the unmarried women live. This has generated several comical scenes, of nerves and nocturnal fights in the village between the young pot shooters and the parents of the alots.

This tradition goes back to peasant times. The goal was for the godmother dolls to go out to the portal to pick up the crumbled pots so the godfathers could see them.

Since 2019, the town has 2 giants, in Macià and na Maciana. They were a gift from the Colla Gegantera de Sant Domingo de Manacor.

Despite being a small town, it is full of activities and Macianers practice numerous sports.

Strangling : As the main and characteristic sport
Football: It has a regional team, a women's team and an amateur F-7 team.
The town's theater group is called " Argelagues Teatre " which has performed in several theaters in Mallorca performing comedies. It is the continuation of the groups of fans who, for more than a hundred years that we can remember, have cultivated the art of representation.

Argelagues Theater shows:

When we didn't have a bidet , by Sebastiá Nicolau (2002)
Poor Married People , by Lluís Segura (2006)
He inherits his flour , by Pere Capellà (2010)
If this is peace, let the war come , by Sebastià Nicolau (2013)
A Testament to Saint Camilla , by Miquel Mascaró Grimalt (2016)
Picarols SA , by Miquel Mascaró Grimalt (2018)
A life of Cent , by Miquel Mascaró Grimalt (2019)
Evening of Coverbos. various authors (2019)
King Herod, Popular (2019), (2021)
Un Bloc de Lios, by Miquel Mascaró Grimalt (2022)
There has also been a school theater group for several years, which participates in the Manacor School Theater Show.

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In 2019, the publication of a newsletter of the town and for the town began. It is bimonthly and consists of sections that explain the activity of the different associations, an agenda of upcoming events, interviews and a rumor corner with a touch of humor.