Holy Week is approaching and in Mallorca it represents one of the most anticipated moments of the year, since it is a date in which Mallorcans and tourists enjoy the customs and traditions that have been celebrated for centuries.
Do you want to discover how Holy Week is celebrated in Mallorca? Keep reading!
What are the customs and traditions of Holy Week in Mallorca?
Holy Week is celebrated in spring and its date varies between March 22 and April 25, depending on the year. What does not change is that during these dates Mallorca has a pleasant climate to celebrate the festivities and enjoy the customs and traditions of this time of year, such as:
One of the most striking customs in Mallorca is that of the processions commemorating the Passion of Christ. The streets of the city are the stage for the different brotherhoods that carry out a path of penance, dressed in tunics and cone-shaped hoods and carrying religious statues on their shoulders. These processions take place on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday or Angel Sunday.
– Give sweets
A tradition that cannot be missed in these festivities is to give away sweets, delivered by the members of the brotherhoods, to those who come to the streets to see the processions.
The most outstanding sweets are the “robiols” filled with cottage cheese, cream, angel hair or any type of jam; and the “crespells” which are cookies made with the same dough in fun shapes, one of the traditional recipes in Majorcan families.
– Traditional Majorcan dishes
Among the Mallorcan recipes, salty pasta cannot be missing. It is a tradition to prepare them to taste as a family during these holidays. The “cocarrois” stuffed with vegetables such as cauliflower and Swiss chard, seasoned with raisins and pine nuts stand out; and the “panades” stuffed with delicious proteins such as beef, lamb, chicken and fish, all with peas.
Visit Mallorca at Easter
As you can see, Mallorca is an ideal destination to visit throughout the year and Easter could not be less, since it is one of the best plans to come for tourism. Not only is it an island with beautiful and incredible landscapes, but it can also offer you cultural variety thanks to its customs and traditions.
Visit Mallorca at Easter and don’t miss the gastronomy and tradition of this paradisiacal European destination in the Balearic Islands.