St Patrick’s Day is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the world. People love to don their Guinness hats, paint their faces green and head to the nearest Irish-themed watering hole to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland with a pint of the black stuff (Guinness).
Over 80 million people claim to be of Irish descent, which has led to the festivity being embraced by prominent cities across the globe. In the US, major rivers are dyed shamrock green, while parades take place in New York City, and in the UK the streets fill with revellers in fancy dress.
And by the luck of the Irish, Mallorca also celebrates St Paddy’s Day in its own way…
What to expect
On 22nd March, Santa Ponsa will welcome visitors and residents to participate in a lively St Patrick’s Day Festival organised by the Calvià Town Hall. The event will showcase Irish dancers & singers and performers from the island. There are craft stalls, face-painting, children’s attractions, food trucks, and of course, plenty of Guinness.
Aside from the festival, many of the local Irish bars will host live music and offer drink promotions. Try Shamrock Pub, Corner Bar or Molly Malone in Palma, O’Malley’s in the north of the island, O’Neils in the southwest or O’Donnel’s in the east.