1st of March is the official holiday of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, known as ‘El dia de les Illes Balears’.
This festivity has been celebrated since 1983 and during this day the streets of the main cities of each island are filled with people, gathered to enjoy the hundreds of activities and events that are held to commemorate the declaration of the autonomy of the Balearic Islands.
All these activities and events aim to showcase the cultural richness and folklore of the islands, through traditional dance performances, craft markets, gastronomy samples, concerts… and other activities.
After two years in which, due to health measures, it has not been possible to celebrate this festival, the Government of the Balearic Islands has organized more than 200 activities for all ages and audiences, spread across the different islands.
If you are in a Balearic port or you are sailing in the Mediterranean, we leave you our recommendation of the events that you can not miss:
The main island of the archipelago hosts most of the activities, more than 150 activities and events will take place during these days.
On Tuesday the 1st takes place the famous medieval market next to the promenade in Paseo Sagrera. The weather forecast is sunny, so a stroll through this charming fair is a sure hit.
If our islands stand out for anything apart from their idyllic landscapes, it is for their gastronomy, the Mediterranean diet was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2013.
In the Plaza de la Faixina a gastronomic route is held in addition to the Fair of Denomination of Origin, where you can taste the specialties and dishes of kilometer 0 traditional islanders.
Culture plays a fundamental role on this day, so many of Palma’s most emblematic buildings open their doors to welcome both residents and tourists, including the Lonja, the Museum of Mallorca, or Es Baluard, Palma’s contemporary art museum.
In several points of the city have been set up stages where concerts and traditional dance shows are performed.
If you are not in Palma city do not worry, the activities are scattered in different municipalities and cities of the island.
Menorca presents this year a varied program of about thirty activities and events.
If you have been sailing in Menorca’s waters this weekend you may have been able to appreciate the Optimist sailing class championship, which took place last Saturday 26th in the west part of the island.
On the day of the Balearic Islands, the second edition of the Musical Festival of Young Talent will be held in the theater of Mahon, and during the morning there will be a workshop to make slingshots, typical of the “foners balears”, considered the first snipers in history.
On the most party island of the Balearics, the program on day 1st is rather relaxed, with a craft show, folk dance performances, concerts, and children’s workshops on the Passeig de ses Fonts in Sant Antoni.
Lastly, in Formentera, the Balearic Windsurf championship Techno 293 class will be held.
In the Plaza de la Constitución there will be a performance of traditional dances and the program includes more than 8 hours of music with performances by local artists in the Sala de Cultura.
If you want to know more about all the activities that will take place these days check the following link.