Balearic Day in Spain in 2024

Balearic Day in Spain in 2024
Cap de Formentor, Mallorca Image by Jonas Droste , via Pixabay
  How long until Balearic Day?
Balearic Day
  Dates of Balearic Day in Spain
2024 Balearic Islands Fri, Mar 1 Regional Holiday
2023 Balearic Islands Wed, Mar 1 Regional Holiday
2022 Balearic Islands Tue, Mar 1 Regional Holiday
2021 Balearic Islands Mon, Mar 1 Regional Holiday
2020 Balearic Islands Sun, Mar 1 Regional Holiday

Marks the Statute of Autonomy of March 1, 1983

  Local name
Catalan: Dia de ses Illes Balears, Spanish: Día de las Islas Baleares

When is Balearic Day?

Balearic Day is a regional public holiday in the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic islands on March 1st each year.

History of Balearic Day

This archipelago in the western Mediterranean Sea has a colourful past, with the islands passing through Phoenician, Roman, Vandal, Byzantine, Islamic and Berber hands (and being sacked by the Swedish) before being conquered by King James I of Aragon in the 13th century.

The Balearics were established as a Spanish province in 1833. A statute of autonomy was proposed in 1931 but was not enacted until March 1st 1983.

Palma. on Majorca, is the capital as well as the military, judicial, and ecclesiastical centre of the autonomous community.

The regional holiday has observed as a non-working day in the Balearic Islands since 1999.

This is a day to celebrate the rich and colourful history of these islands. Public transport is often free on March 1st.

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