Get your kit off, it's the great Bunyola underwear race
For a twelfth great year the little town of Bunyola, the gateway to the Sierra Tramuntana mountains, is holding its own quite unique fiesta – the underwear race. It's certainly one of the most unusual festivals in Mallorca and seems to grow and grow every year.
Part of the celebrations to mark the San Mateo (St Matthew) fiesta in the town, it draws the crowds from all over the island to participate and to watch. The rules of the race are simple, underwear and nightwear only, along with any form of fancy dress you fancy and not surprisingly the taking part is more important than the winning!
It all takes place Bunyola's main square this Saturday, 17th September from around 17:00 when the scantily clad competitors start to gather. The race itself starts at 19:00 and is followed by music from Pirates Pirats, Dj Miki and Dj Adri. Even better, there's a free beer bar – just buy a glass for €5 – where you can drink as much as you want until 9 0'clock or the beer runs out, whichever is sooner.
It's great fun, and as this collection of photos on flickr shows, well worth a trip into Bunyola.