Mallorca and its Easter traditions
After the blossoming of the almond trees, which announces the spring in Mallorca during the months of January and February, the island is filled with color by the flowering of the rest of fields.
March and April arrive and Eastern, the most important religious celebration of the island. At Eastern wone has the opportunity to attend numerous religious celebrations and processions. Although the processions are being celebrated throughout the week, it is on the afternoon of Holy Thursday when the procession “Christ of the Blood” is celebrated, the best known and where brotherhoods proudly wear their insignia, banners and steps after waiting for a Year to do so.
On Good Friday, in Mallorca the descent is celebrated in the procession of the Cross with the “Devallaments”. In the light of countless candles you can live this impressive tradition especially in towns and municipalities like Pollença. On this special day the “Passion of the Cross” is represented on the steps of the Cathedral of Mallorca, as well as other representations throughout the island.
Gastronomically speaking, the island has a lot to offer during Eastern: “confites”, “crespells”, “robiols”, “formajades” … are some of the typical specialties of Mallorca at this time and everybody wants to taste. They are joined by other salty specialities as the “cocarrois”, the “panades” and the “frit de mè”.
Each Mallorcan village has its own recipes and use certain ingredients such as herbs and spices for each of the pastries or cakes.
But everyone agrees that Easter is lived with passion.
The whole team at the Hotel Cosmopolitan wishes you Happy Eastern!