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St. Patrick’s Day in Mallorca, Spain
March 17, 2020 | Blog
Spain in general and Mallorca specifically may not be the first places to come to mind when you think of Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations. It’s true: The Balearics are pretty far from Ireland and can’t claim New York City’s oldest and biggest Saint Paddy’s Day parade in the world. But our island does indeed celebrate March 17th with plenty of gusto and style, and you can take in the local greened-up proceedings while calling the luxury Mallorcan hospitality of Hoposa’s Villaconcha your home away from home!
Saint Patrick’s Day
As it happens, the patron saint of Ireland and namesake of this worldwide celebration of Irish heritage and spirit wasn’t born in Ireland proper, but rather across the water in Roman Britannia, aka Great Britain. Maewyn Succat, as Saint Patrick was originally named, came to the Emerald Isle as a slave initially; he later returned in the position of a Christian missionary, famously using (it’s said) a three-leafed clover, or shamrock, to represent the Holy Trinity.
Patrick became Ireland’s patron saint after his death in 761, and eventually the religious feast day marking the day of his passing, March 17th, evolved into a more general and secular expression of Irish culture: not least in the United States, where New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade—still the biggest in the world—dates back to 1762.
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on Mallorca With Hoposa
As a guest of ours at Villaconcha or vacation apartment, you’ll find yourself treated to the very best luxury hospitality this biggest of the Balearic Islands has to offer! Come enjoy a wonderful showcase for the Emerald Isle’s rich cultural traditions and irresistible spirit along the shores of the Mediterranean, and take advantage of our elegant seaside accommodations, comprehensive amenities, and flawless service while you do.
Don’t wait another moment: Lock down a Mallorcan-style Saint Paddy’s Day celebration with a Villaconcha room, suite, or vacation apartment!