San Sebastian is the guardian saint of Palma. Celebrated every year for
two weeks in January. During this time there are daily events and arrangements. The more
spectacular are "Aquafoc" And Correfoc" , both involving fireworks. The
Aquafoc is a classic firework, lasting 25 minutes, the biggest during the
year. Correfoc is an event where devils and dragons are running and
dancing through the street of Borne, while spouting fireworks.
The history of San
Sebastian, is that of a Roman officer, using his position to give
protection to Christians. He was found out, tied to a tree and holed with
arrows until thought dead. He was not dead however, and a young girl
called Irene, saved his life. Not for long. The authorities found out, and
this time he was whipped to death and thrown into the gutters. His remains
were recovered by on other young Christian woman, who gave him a decent
From Plz de la Reina, the posession has started, the young ones
Eventually the whole street is filled with smoke.