If in Majorca, the Easter holidays always mark the end of the winter season and the arrival of good weather, this year the Easter holidays, will be more than ever a foretaste of summer, as they begin at the end of April.
This year it is therefore more likely tan ever, that Majorcans and tourists will take advantage of them to enjoy the multiple open air possibilities the island offers.
This year, the religious festivities start in the third April week, on the 17th, which is Palm Sunday and they will last until Easter Sunday on the 24th.
During the Easter week, in Palma, there will be concerts in numerous churches and in the church of Sant Antoniet there will be an exhibition of the robes and symbols used by the local brotherhoods. On Palm Sunday, beautifully weaved palm leafs are blessed and afterwards the arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem is represented in the churches. There are also processions every day in the old part of the city. In addition, on Good Friday there is a play of the crucifixion on the stairs to Palma’s cathedral.
The Easter festivities in Pollença, very close to Monnaber Nou, are also a great tourist attraction, with a spectacular procession on the Calvario. The local brotherhoods carry Jesus Christ down the 365 steps from the church on top to the old city centre.