The Day of the Balearic Islands
The Day of the Balearic Islands is a public holiday in Mallorca. It is celebrated every year on the 1st of March, in commemoration of the signing of the Statute of Autonomy on 1st March 1983.
The festivities are varied and include a variety of traditional markets, children’s activities, and concerts. Events and activities may actually start the weekend prior to the 1st March.
The Balearic Islands form an archipelago in the Mediterranean and an autonomous community of Spain. The islands are close to the autonomous communities of Valencia and Catalonia. The five main islands are:
Public life is generally quiet on the Balearic Islands on the Day of the Balearic Islands. Many businesses and other organisations are closed. Most stores are closed but some bakers and food stores may be open. Outside of tourist areas, restaurants and cafes may be closed. Public transport services generally run to a reduced schedule but there may be no services in rural areas. Some events may cause local disruption to traffic.