The Mesa Social Tripartita, a body made up of the government, employers and trade unions, has announced the calendar of public holidays in the Balearic Islands for the year 2025. In accordance with state and regional regulations, next year there will be a total of 12 public holidays.

The Mesa has agreed to maintain the Second Christmas Day (26 December) as a traditional public holiday in the Balearic Islands. This day will replace 12 October, which this year falls on a Sunday, while Easter Monday (21 April) will remain in the hands of each municipality, which will be able to decide whether to declare it a public holiday.

Calendar of public holidays in the Balearic Islands in 2025

In 2025, the Balearic Islands will keep 6 January, 1 March, 17 April and 26 December as traditional public holidays, according to the director general of Employment and Occupational Health, Catalina Cabrera. The fact that the second Christmas holiday (26 December) falls on a Friday will mean that the last weekend of the year will be longer than usual.

  • 1 January (Wednesday): New Year’s Day
  • 6 January (Monday): Epiphany of the Lord
  • 1 March (Saturday): Day of the Balearic Islands
  • 17 April: Holy Thursday
  • 18 April: Good Friday
  • 1 May (Thursday): Labour Day
  • 15 August (Friday): Assumption of the Virgin
  • 1 November (Saturday): All Saints’ Day
  • 6 December (Saturday): Constitution Day
  • 8 December (Monday): Immaculate Conception
  • 25 December (Thursday): Christmas Day
  • 26th December (Friday): Second Feast of Christmas

Public holidays in Palma

After repeated complaints from citizens after declaring the day of Sant Sebastià, patron saint of Palma, a working day in 2024, the deputy mayor for Culture of Palma City Council, Javier Bonet, announced last January: ‘The patron saint of Palma must always be a public holiday, whether it is Saturday, Sunday or Monday. That is clear to all of us (…) it should be the plenary that makes this decision’. It will foreseeably be a commission involving social agents, employers, trade unions and residents’ associations that will decide the calendar of public holidays in Palma in 2025.

correfoc sant sebastià palma 2024

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