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What's On in Mallorca March 2018

Easter, traditional fairs, sports and lots of culture

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Jose Rains | Mallorca Reporter | Published: 5 Mar 2018

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What's On in Mallorca March 2018

March in Mallorca is the time when winter is shrugged off and spring is welcomed with an average of seven hours of sunshine per day and temperatures reaching the high teens. Days begin to last longer, beaches are deserted and wildflowers start to bloom. 

It's a wonderful time to enjoy the countryside, whether it be hiking or cycling there are plenty of routes to take. There’s also a great selection of events taking place throughout March, read on for our guide to the months biggest and best ones!

Cultural Events

Mallorca

The annual Fira del Fang Pottery Fair will be held at Sant Marcel Church in Marratxi between the 3rd and 11th March. It’s a great opportunity for potters and other ceramic workers from around the island to promote their work and products. If you are looking to buy good quality authentic Mallorcan ceramic products at a reasonable price, then this is well worth the trip. The event will also be accompanied by regional folk dancing and music concerts.

Semana Santa (Easter Week)

Mallorca

Easter Celebrations kick off on Sunday 25th March with Palm Sunday, running right the way up to Sunday 1st April, Easter Sunday, in Mallorca. Over the course of the week, expect traditional rituals and processions to mark the Passion of Christ.  Festivities will be taking place around the whole island as each town and village celebrates in their own way but the biggest celebrations will, of course, happen in Palma, the island’s capital. There are several events to look out for, including Palm Sunday. The entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem is commemorated with a procession, where locals carry olive and palm branches, after which are kept in homes to ward off evil spirits. 

Holy Thursday is one of the most spectacular displays and brings thousands of people together in the streets in Palma and across many of the towns around the island. Carapunats (or hooded penitents) each put on their own rendition of the ‘Crist de la Sang’ processions, where a representation of the crucified Christ is carried through the streets to remind worshippers of the meaning of Christianity. Here, solemn music is played as the brotherhoods from the various churches parade through the streets dressed in long flowing robes (colour dependent on their church), pointed hats and masks carrying floats covered in flowers and statues of Christ.

On Good Friday you can expect to see the illustrious re-enactment of the Passion of Christ which traditionally takes place on the steps outside Palma’s Cathedral at midday. Later in the evening, the Sant Enterrament (Holy Burial) procession departs from Sant Francesc at 19.00. On Easter Sunday, in the morning, the Procession of Reunion takes place in Palma in honour of the reunion of Jesus Christ with his mother after his resurrection. In summary, men carry a statue of Jesus throughout the streets of the city towards the women who carry the statue of the Virgin Mary.

Arts & Music Events

Mallorca

Palma Auditorium has an exciting line up for March. Ballet lovers should go see the romantically elegant performance of Romeo & Juliet by the Moscow State Ballet on the 8th March. Later this month, don’t miss the opportunity for 12 exceptional male singers to dazzle you as they sing in perfect harmony on the 16th March; The 12 Tenors will offer a varied repertoire of routines including opera, zarzuela and pop. For Dire Straits fans, the UK's number 1 tribute band will be on the island on the 17th March! If American swing music is more your thing then you should pop the 25th March in your diary, as The world famous Glenn Miller Tribute in the form of The Pasadena Roof Orchestra come to Palma for one night only. You can expect Broadway hits and classics like 'In the Mood', 'American Patrol', 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' or 'Moonlight Serenade'. For the children, perhaps Spring in the Magic Forest with Nanni & Pippi on the weekend of the 24th and 25th March might tickle their taste buds? Otherwise, Aladdin the musical is always a winner and will be in Palma on the 31st March. 

Throughout March Palma’s popular lifestyle store Rialto Living is hosting an exhibition for local artist Andreu Maimó. “Maimó observes the hidden tensions that can be found in nature, with an intense deep look on everyday things, and then translates it into his art with a poetic view and an extraordinary simplicity. Under the artist´s tender gaze decaying fruits, dry clusters of grapes and twisted fig branches tell us about the implacable and the slow passage of time.” 

Gastronomic Events

Mallorca

Foodies will be pleased to hear that Port Adriano’s Street Food Festival returns on Friday 30th March just in time for Easter. The usual vintage caravans transformed into food trucks will be serving up tasty international street food to queues of people over the festive weekend. This is an event that always provides a wonderful atmosphere as locals and tourists come together, all in the name of food!

Sporting Events

Mallorca

Many classic car collectors will be participating in the Classic Rally Mallorca which will be taking place between 8th-10th March. It’s an increasingly popular annual event consisting of a 3-day rally where classic cars tour around the beautiful Mallorcan landscape for 400km. Classic Car admirers might want to head down to Puerto Portals to check out some of the beautiful cars on display over the course of the 3 days. 

The SAR Princesa Sofia Sailing Trophy is a huge sailing event where more than 49 nations compete in the Bay of Palma from Friday 30th March until the 7th April. This Mallorca regatta will mark the start of the European circuit and will show the level of the teams battling to qualify their nations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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This is just a small selection of all the events taking place in Mallorca this month, but there are lots more to choose from. Or you may prefer just to sit in a cafe or bar by the sea and watch the world go by, or even visit one of the many art galleries and museums on the island. Whatever you feel like doing, don't forget to check out our hotel and restaurants for the best deals in Mallorca.

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Also see: Events Calendar for Mallorca, Majorca