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Every Year this Entire Town Shuts Down to Have Dinner Together in the Streets

Photograph by C. Viera/Ultimahora.es Every year, on the 3rd Friday of September, the small village of Binissalem, Mallorca shuts down to have dinner in the streets. People from all over the island converge in this small town—best known for its incredible wine—to drink and be merry. Photograph by M. À. Cañellas/Ultimahora.es The event is known locally as ‘Sopar a la fresca’ and city council estimates that nearly 20,000 people participate in the communal meal—a huge turnout considering the town itself only has a population of approximately 8,000 people. The annual…

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