St Patrick’s Day is probably the most widely celebrated festival in the world after Christmas. People don their Guiness hats, paint their faces green and head to the nearest Irish-themed watering hole to celebrate this special day with a pint of the black stuff (Guiness) in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick.
Around the world this celebration of all things Irish has turned into something of a spectacle due to the 80 million people that claim to be of Irish descent that now live outside of the Emerald Isle. In the US, major rivers are dyed shamrock green and parades take place in New York City as well as other major cities, in the UK people take to the streets in costumes and parades take place across the country and around the world every Irish bar is full of revellers.
And by the luck of the Irish, Mallorca also celebrates St Paddy’s Day in its own way…
What to expect
In Mallorca, locals and residents head to the annual St Patrick’s Day Festival that takes place in Santa Ponsa and is organised by the Calvià Town Hall. The festival showcases local talent in the form of Irish dancers, Irish singers and performers from the island. There are craft stalls, face-painting, children’s attractions, plenty of food and, of course, the Guiness flows throughout the day.
Aside from the festival, many of the local Irish bars have live music, drink promotions and events taking place. 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.
More festivals in March
Better weather brings renewed energy and a parade or events. There’s so much to enjoy and experience on Mallorca this March. […] Local Festivals in March on Mallorca