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A Very Long Baleares Day

Next Tuesday, March 1st, the Día de les Illes Balears will be celebrated. As the calendar would have it, the date makes for a splendid puente weekend with plenty a Mallorcan being away voyaging or even, skiing. For those of us stuck on the island, the Govern de les Illes Balears has put on a full-scale programme of activities starting from today. Let me draw your attention to the fact that the Consolat de Mar, the seat of the presidency of the Balearic government, will have a series of Jornades de Portes Obertes (Open Door days) when the public will be allowed to have a first hand look at the illustrious premises. The dates are February 26th and 27th, as well as March 1st, the times are from 10h00 to 14h00 and from 15h00 to 19h30. If you have never been to the Consolat de Mar before, I would recommend a visit and the guided tour. The Consolat de Mar is next door to La Llotja in Passeig de Sagrera. Admission is free but you may have to join the queue, depending on the time of the day and the weather. Also recommended are the Mercat of traditional crafts, all day next Tuesday, in Plaça de la Drassana, Passeig de Sagrera and Parc de Sa Feixina, and the workshop of Castells (Human Towers) in S’Hort del Rei, on March 1st at 11h00. A Petanca Trophy will be competed for in the Estadi Balear in Palma and a Torneu de Tir de Fona will be held at the Ermita de Crestatx near Sa Pobla, at 10h00.

A programme leaflet is available from the usual tourist information places. The programme is also published in all the local newspapers. I could not find the listing on the Internet though, hard as I tried.

It looks like it will be a very long Día de les Illes Balears, this year. Have fun.

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: December 7th, 2010. The time was 14:31:01.

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