In late March, Easter Week celebrations begin in Mallorca
Easter Week is a religious celebration commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In Mallorca, as in many other places, it is celebrated with emotional religious events, such as processions and traditional rituals that commemorate the Passion of Christ.
In the processions it is common to see the brotherhoods wearing tunics and ‘capirotes’ (cone-shaped hoods), shouldering religious statues while a music band accompanies them.
The events start on Palm Sunday (March 20th) with the blessing of palms and olive branches in all churches. From then until the Good Friday processions in Palma depart daily. The most important one is the procession of ‘Crist de la Sang’ celebrated on Holy Thursday.
On Good Friday, in addition to processions, at noon a play takes place on the stairs in front of Palma’s Cathedral, reenacting the Passion of Christ.
Easter Week ends on Easter Sunday (March 27), when in several churches the procession of the Holy Encounter takes place, which represents the reunion of the risen Jesus Christ with his mother.