It is said that, one day, the people of Santa Eulària had just left church after attending Mass, when they heard a deafening noise. Turning around, they saw that the Old Church had just collapsed, and that its walls, along with its bell, had fallen off the cliff into the sea.
This episode was taken as a miracle and, because it had occurred on the first Sunday in May, from that moment onward, the people began to celebrate this festivity. The legend also says that on stormy nights, boats that passed near the place of the collapse could hear the bells ringing from the bottom of the sea, warning them that they were too near the coast and to heed the danger.
Every first Sunday in May, people from every corner of the island would decorate their carts and “go to May” to celebrate this festivity.