The Balearic Constitution Day

Almudaina Palma Mallorca_

Spain is politically organized into a total of 17 comunidades autónomas (autonomous communities), plus 2 ciudades autónomas (autonomous cities), Ceuta and Melilla. The Balearic Islands are one of the 17 autonomous communities having been accorded such status thirty-two years ago today, on March 1st, 1983.

Every year, the Día de les Illes Balears is commemorating the Estatuto de Autonomia Balear (Statute of Balearic Autonomy), or, in other words, the Constitution giving the legislative framework for regional law making. A range of festivities will be held today in Palma and elsewhere, and have already been held for two or three days. In celebration of Balearic Autonomy, March 1st is a public holiday, but this year the holiday happens to coincide with a Sunday. Oh, well.

Each of the four main islands organises a number of festive and institutional events on this day. For Mallorca, a PDF file with the programme of activities can be downloaded in Catalan from the Govern de les Illes Balears website.

Activities include a Trofeu de tir de fona tournament at Sant Carles, Open Doors at the seat of the President of the Govern de les Illes Balears at the Consolat de Mar, Open Doors at the newly restored Llotja, Open Doors at Castell de Bellver and Palau de l’Almudaina, Open Doors at nearly all the museums and galleries in Palma and the rest of the island, such as Es Baluard in Palma, Museu de Son Marroig in Deià, Fundación Yannick y Ben Jakober near Alcúdia, Ciutat Romana de Pol·lèntia in Alcúdia, plus a few things more, too numerous to mention here.

Enjoy.

The Balearic Constitution Day

3 thoughts on “The Balearic Constitution Day

  1. Nahid Kabiri says:

    Dear friends,
    Thank you for informing me. I wish luck to all of you. I was there for International Poetry festival and I enjoyed every minute of it.
    Love,
    Nahid Kabiri.
    Poet – Iran

    1. mallorcaphotoblog says:

      Dear friend, سلام
      thank you for your kind comments. Welcome to the Mallorca Photo Blog. I know you came to participate in the XIV Festival de Poesia de la Mediterrània in 2012; I saw you there on stage. You left a wonderful impression on all of us.
      “Did you come from the winds
      that you left with the winds…?”
      Fondest greetings to Tehran.
      Klaus Fabricius
      Mallorca Photo Blog

  2. I found your blog by looking for information about Easter in Mallorca and have just read many of the posts about the Easter processions. I’m coming to Mallorca soon, so I enjoyed your preview. Thanks.

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