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Experience Ibiza’s Enchanting Culture and Traditions

May 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Travel Guide

If you’ve been looking for culture and traditions of Ibiza, you’ve probably been coming up empty-handed.

There’s a reason for that.

Unlike many of the other islands that surround the mainland continent of Europe, Ibiza simply isn’t a classic cultural mecca of European society, as most of the culture and traditions of Ibiza are shared with it’s mainland country of Spain.

That being the case, Ibiza still has its own unique culture, and today’s islanders constantly strive to keep their ways strong by celebrating their heritage and culture with traditional clothes, music, and dances. The nightlife scene on Ibiza also plays a large part in Ibiza’s current culture.

The culture and traditions of Ibiza are modeled around the traditional hard work that the natives are known for. For the past several centuries, the people have worked and lived off the land, as the ability to transport merchandise to and from the mainland of Spain was not as convenient as it is today.

This isolation lead to Ibiza’s customs and unique ways of living life.

The Federació de Colles de Ball i Cultura Popular is an active group in Ibiza that encourages the young natives to keep the culture and traditions of Ibiza strong. This group has young people create their own clothes, shoes, musical instruments as well as other items.

Traditional costumes are also an important facet in the heritage of the native Ibizan’s. These costumes are carefully preserved and proudly worn at cultural events. The men wear what looks to be a hybrid of the modern-day sport coat, and the women wear dresses intricately woven with complicated designs.

Since the culture and traditions of Ibiza have been largely overshadowed by the nightlife that Ibiza is now known for, these items of clothing are very significant to the natives, as it’s one of their last remaining methods of preserving their culture and traditions.

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