Mallorca (also known as Majorca) is the largest and one of the most popular among the Balearic Islands in Spain. Everyone who visits the island discovers something appealing about the place. The island is loaded with historical sites, impressive mountains, marvelous coastline and merry festivals that are becoming increasingly popular today.
Being the melting pot of four main cultural periods namely: Talaiotic, Roman, Muslim and Christian, Mallorca celebrates a variety of festivals. The island also absorbs some celebrations that takes place all throughout the world, in Spain or in nearby islands. The already busy social calendar of the Balearic Islands is continually being added to, which means that you can expect plenty of celebrations all year round. Nevertheless, is also possible that some dates of the festival change each year whereas a few celebrations occur in some years but not in others. It would be best to research first what festival to expect during your visit. The holidays listed below are those dates observed in Mallorca annually and established national public holidays.
1st day of January – Año Nuevo or New Year’s Day
19th day of March – Dia de San José or Saint Joseph’s Day
Late March or early April – Jueves Santo or Holy Thursday
Late March or early April – Viernes Santo or Good Friday
1st day of May – Fiesta del Trabajo or Labor Day
15th day of August – La Asunción or Feast of the Assumption
12th day of October – Nacional de España or National Day
1st day of November – Todos los Santos or All Saints’ Day
6th day of December – Dia de la Constitución or Constitution Day
8th day of December – La Inmaculada Concepción or Feast of the Immaculate Conception
25th day of December 25th – Navidad or Christmas Day