My dear friends,
Easter celebration is not only about finding and eating chocolate eggs or enjoying a nice roast, it is also about maintaining the tradition. Especially in Mallorca, tradition is of particular importance to the mostly catholic population.
The Passion of Christ processions are celebrated in many towns, as well as in the capital of the island, Palma. It is exciting to visit this event and it gives a special meaning to the Easter celebration.
Here are some highlights for you:
Let’s start with the Passion of Christ procession “Crist de la Sang”, which takes place Maundy Thursday (29.03.) in Palma. Many people admire this procession, which goes through the streets of Palma. It moves slowly and with humble music, incense and many religious accessories in penitential garment with pointed hoods and nothing but slits for the eyes.
Various events take place in the cathedral “La Seu”, also in Palma, on Good Friday from midday until evening. Especially impressive on this day is the descendent from the cross, which takes place in Pollenca and is celebrated atmospherically with thousands of candles.
Easter Sunday is dedicated to the encounter, the reunion of the risen Jesus with his mother. The joy can clearly be seen in the movements and the faces of the procession.
But Holy Week is not only about spirituality, it is also about culinary delight. The Majorcan families enjoy going outdoors and having a nice picnic. Very typical are the “panades”, which are filled with lamb meat and peas. The sweet “robiols” and “crispells” are also a special Easter treat. Naturally, many restaurants on the island also offer Easter breakfasts, brunches or special menus.
With this in mind we wish you all a pleasant time on our beautiful island.
Christine & Salvador