01 Apr Experience Easter Week in Mallorca
We are very close to Easter and at last, the processions and big celebrations typical of these dates are back. In Mallorca, events are held in all the towns and villages and there is also a wide range of leisure and gastronomy on offer. Don't you think it's a great destination to enjoy your days off?
A traditional gastronomy
During the days leading up to Easter, many families get together to celebrate with typical products of this festive season, such as panadescrespells robiols, the crespells and robiols.
The panades are unleavened dough pastries that can be filled with lamb, pork, fish or peas. In the city of Palma, some bakeries make panades panades dulces. sweet panadesby adding sugar to the dough.
The robiols are pieces of thin dough covered with icing sugar and filled with strawberry or apricot jam, angel's hair, cream, ricotta or chocolate.
Very popular with the little ones are the crespells, delicious pastries in the shape of flowers or stars. crespellscrespells, delicious pastries in the shape of a flower or star.
Live the passion
The religious events begin on Palm Sunday and end on Easter Sunday with the Encontre procession.
On Maundy Thursday, the capital becomes the centre of the celebrations. In the afternoon, the traditional Procession of Blood of the Mallorcan brotherhoods begins. Currently, there are more than 50 brotherhoods that, since the 16th century, have been performing the spectacle in the streets of the old quarter, with large altars that are dragged along by the Nazarenes.
Another important event is the descent of the cross procession on Good Friday, which is also celebrated in Palma and in several places on the island. For example, in Pollença, where thousands of people attend the procession.
At the top of Calvary, a huge wooden cross was set up, in front of which two Roman soldiers take their positions at dusk and 365 oil lamps are lit on each of the 365 steps leading up to Calvary and in front of the image of the Christ.
Easter Sunday is a classic family day on the island. In Palma de Mallorca, Bellver Castle is a popular meeting place. In other regions of the island, the Ermita de Sant Blai, the Puig de Santa Magdalena in Inca and the Santuario de Gracia in Llucmajor are other popular places for Mallorcan families.
Leisure for all audiences
It's not all processions on these days, you can also enjoy the Fira del Ram. Fira del Ram in the Son Castello industrial estate, in the Son Fusteret area. With hundreds of stalls and attractions to have fun with family or friends.
It is also very popular in Palma de Mallorca. Angel's Day in Palma de Mallorca, whose origins date back to 1407 and is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter.
Every year, this celebration brings together thousands of people who gather at Bellver Castle to take part in the pilgrimage, in which various recreational activities are scheduled to take place throughout the day.
In addition to a brilliant procession and the performance of an entremés, during these festivities bread was blessed for the most needy. This is the origin of the name pancaritatpancaritat, as this festival is also popularly known.
As you can see, there are plenty of things to do at Easter. Are you ready to enjoy everything the island has to offer?
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