Monday, November 10, 2014
What's On Around Alcúdia And Pollensa - Dijous Bo
Dijous Bo means good Thursday. Quite when the name was adopted is unknown, but there is an old expression - "quin dijous més bò" (what better Thursday) - which reflects why it did. In the fourteenth century, the fairs of Inca started, thanks to privileges granted by the Mallorcan king (Sineu was the only other town outside Palma to have similiar privileges). There were and are three fairs which all take place on successive Sundays. The fourth couldn't be on the Sunday because that was the fiesta of Santa Maria la Major. Consequently, the fair was moved to the Thursday and in doing so it created greater anticipation than the other fairs and eventually the name Dijous Bo (first actually officially documented as a name as late as 1807).
Programme in English: http://thehotguide.blogspot.com.es/2014/11/inca-dijous-bo-2014.html