The market proved a bid attraction as did the exhibition of local animals.


Palma.—The sun shone on the Balearics yesterday as thousands of people celebrates Balearic Day.
The Day of the Balearic Islands (Día de les Illes Balears) is a local public holiday on 1 March  each year to  commemorate the day on which  the Balearic Islands’ Statute of Autonomy came into effect in  1983.
Celebrations actually got under way on Friday but the gale force winds and outbreaks of torrential rain put a damper on events.
However, the annual Gold Medal and Ramon Llull Award ceremony did go ahead in sa Llotja with the Gold Medal  awarded to the founder of the Iberostar travel organisation, Miguel Fluxa,  which empl