“Holy Week” in Mallorca
In Mallorca – as in all of Spain – travellers will experience numerous centuries-old traditions at Easter. In the island’s capital of Palma, the most important Easter procession is called “Sant Crist de la Sang“. It takes place on Maundy Thursday, with dozens of sculptures pushed or carried across the city by thousands of penitents. Overall, around 17 processions are held in Palma during Holy Week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, performed by more than 30 brotherhoods wearing robes with long hoods with conical tips. On Good Friday, passion plays are performed in several cities in Mallorca, including a procession with re-enactment of the descent from the cross at Calvary Hill near the Pollença parish church or a re-enactment performed on the steps of Palma’s La Seu Cathedral. Mallorca’s hallmark is a special highlight, in particular at Easter – it is a showpiece of Gothic architecture. Mallorca also offers a lot of culinary Easter delicacies. The Balearic island’s Easter delights include “Monas de Pascua“, figures and sculptures made of chocolate. Typical Easter specialities also include “Panades mallorquines”, filled pies.