Balearic Day in Balearic Islands in 2021

Balearic Day in Balearic Islands in 2021
Cap de Formentor, Mallorca Image by Jonas Droste , via Pixabay

  How long until Balearic Day?
This holiday next takes place in 238 days.
  Dates of Balearic Day in Balearic Islands
2022 Tue, Mar 1Regional Holiday
2021 Mon, Mar 1Regional Holiday
2020 Sun, Mar 1Regional Holiday
2019 Fri, Mar 1Regional Holiday
2018 Thu, Mar 1Regional Holiday
  Summary
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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