Easter is a very important event in the Mallorcan events calendar. Palma welcomes various traditional acts, in which star many of the different brotherhoods of the city. As a restaurant in Palma, from Koa we will describe some of the events which stand out most.
Friday of Sorrows and Palm Sunday
The “Processó dels estendards” (procession of the banners) means the beginning of the celebrations of Easter in Palma. It is a parade through the streets of the city centre in which participate a representation of the brotherhood of the capital wearing their corresponding emblems. It is celebrated on the 23rd of March, on Friday of Sorrows and its route goes from the Caputxins church to the Sant Francesc basilica.
Palm Sunday is one of the most eye catching dates. In the morning, many worshipers gather at the doors of the bishop’s palace, where the bishop of Mallorca blesses the palms and olive tree branches in an act which commemorates the arrival of Christ to Jerusalem. After the blessings a mass begins in the Palma cathedral and during the afternoon there is a traditional procession for Palm Sunday. This 2018, Palm Sunday will be celebrated on the 25th of March.
During the following week, Palma holds various processions. On the Monday there is the parade of Cristo de la Agonía, which sets off from the Santa Clara monastery and on the Tuesday you will find the procession of the Virgen Dolorosa, which leaves from the Sant Nicolau parish.
The most important events during Easter in Palma
The most important procession is celebrated on the 29th of March of 2018 for Holy Thursday. It’s known as the processó del Sant Crist de la Sang (Christ of the Blood). From our restaurant in Palma we want to recommend seeing this procession as all of brotherhoods of the city take part in it. The journey links the la Sang church with the Palma Cathedral and within it exhibits the figure of the Christ of the Blood, which is one of the most venerated on the island. On Good Friday is the procession of the Santo Entierro (Entombment of Christ) which is between the Plaza de Sant Francesc and the Nostra Senyora dels Socors church.
This year Resurrection Sunday will be held on the first of April. In Palma what stands out is the mass held in Palma cathedral, which in recent years has attracted members of the Spanish royal family.
Spend a delicious Easter in your restaurant in Palma
From Koa, our restaurant in Palma we want to wish you a very happy Easter and remember that we will be open everyday of the week from 6:30pm until 11:30pm. You can reserve a table at our restaurant in Palma on our website or by calling us on +34 971 21 43 86.