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The municipality of Sóller (14,936 inhabitants in 2017, 4,245 ha) is located 30 km north of Palma de Mallorca.
Ivan Sache, 18 March 2018
Flag used during Sóller festival - Images by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2009
Every second weekend in May a festival is celebrated in Sóller, in memory of an unsucessful assault by Turkish pirates commanded by Ulutx Ali that took place on 11 May 1561. The invaders were defeated by local Spanish forces and the people of Sóller. During the festival the inhabitants of Sóller are disguised as pirates and locals.
Three flags were seen on 23 May 2009 during the festival:
- a rectangular hanging flag with an isosceles triangle added at its bottom, yellow with four red pallets. Shifted to the top is a black crescent and star. Beneath is a black inscription "COL.LECTIU" / "DE MOROS" / "11 DE MAIG" / "FIRO" (bigger). Furthermore above the logo is a bendy black inscription "SÓLLER".
- a white hanging flag divided by a red cross shifted to the top.
- a white hanging flag with a white crescent in its centre, the horns pointing downwards. The first flag must be the flag of a club playing the part of the pirates, while the other flags simply represent Christians and Muslims.
Burgee of Club Náutic Sóller - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2009
The burgee of Club Náutic Sóller, as seen in May 2009, is quarterly divided white and light blue. In the centre is a white badge showing the two rampant lions supporting a sun from the coat of arms of Sóller in black, surrounded by the black inscription “C.N. Soller”. In the white upper hoist is a black upright anchor.Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2009