Holy Week on Mallorca is filled with traditional rituals and processions to mark the Passion of Christ all around Mallorca.
On Maundy Thursday - the Thursday before Easter - the biggest procession take place, usually followed by colourful parades through the streets at night. In Palma, the solemn La Sang procession takes place, during which a representation of the crucified Christ is carried through the streets to remind worshippers of the meaning of Christianity.
Holy Thursday: Thousands line the streets of Palma to watch the solemn ‘Crist de la Sang’ processions of the parish brotherhoods or ‘cofradias’ that make their way painfully slowly around the city streets. Each brotherhood is dressed in penitential robes and conical hoods, and carries religious statues on heavy platforms, to the accompaniment of sombre music.
Good Friday: The re-enactment of the Passion of Christ takes place on the steps of Palma Cathedral at noon, following that evening (at around 19:30hrs) by the procession of the Holy Burial, departing from the church of San Francisco in Palma.
Easter Sunday: The joyful ‘Procession of the Meeting‘ marks the reunion of the resurrected Jesus with his mother. A group of men carry a statue of Jesus towards a group of women bearing a statue of the Virgin Mary.
Text info: ABC Mallorca and See Mallorca