Ferragosto - Summer Party
It is an Italian secular party held on August 15 that is often accompanied by massive exodus to places of beach or mountain; coinciding with the feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin.
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04/08/2018 | Primer Sabado de Agosto
Lluc a Peu
As TOLO GÜELL himself has often said, the beginnings of SA MARXA were almost casual, nor could he even think that things would develop in this way, making the first Marxa of his friends to become a " Expression of mallorquinidad "as he says.
It all started a summer night in 1974 at the Bar Güell in Palma de Mallorca, in a small gathering of friends, suddenly a siphon in the hands of the daughter of Tolo, who was at that time 6 years (currently deceased by the Leukemia disease), luckily there was no disgrace. One of the local tertulians said:
- It was a miracle that no misfortune happened !! We have to go up to Lluc to give thanks to the Mare de Déu. (The Virgin of LLuc)
The decision was taken on July 17, and on July 18 (national holiday at that time) went up to Lluc.
About 30 people participated in the first climb. Tolo himself said that the first 6 or 7 years were four "nasty" people. In the year 1980 Antoni More of "Caja de Ahorros Sa Nostra" was interested in this fact and went to see Tolo Güell to realize this great project of SA MARXA DES GÜELL A LLUC A PEU.
The rise, always celebrated on the first Saturday of August, is not only known in Mallorca but also in many places in the Peninsula and abroad. Participating groups of different Spanish communities and foreign groups of English, French, Italian and German.
Back in the 80's, the GÜELL GROUP began to form, a group of friends of around 50, forming an association dedicated to collaboration and intervention of cultural and social events, not for profit. Such as Les Beneïdes de Sant Antoni, Sa Rua, Man Project, Festes de Sant Sebastià, Festa de l'Estandart, Autonomous Diada, International Folklore Festival ...
With the aim of helping Mallorcan society to maintain the traditions and customs of the island.
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