Spend Easter in the sun in Palma, Mallorca
Enjoy a well-deserved break by the sea while enjoying the first days of Mediterranean spring
Finally it would seem that the stubborn winter cold has begun to leave us and spring-time has begun to appear.
Spending Easter at the Costa Azul Hotel is the perfect way to enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors. But above all, it is the ideal opportunity to discover one of the island’s most traditional celebrations - Holy Week – a cultural and culinary event that is not to be missed.
The 29th of March is Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week and the corresponding multitudinous processions of penitents dressed in conical hoods, accompanying religious figures throughout the city in commemoration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Processions are held almost daily, though the largest and busiest in Palma is the Holy Thursday procession, in which over twenty thousand members of the Brotherhood of the Blood of the Holy Christ take part. Take a look at the Programme of Palma's Holy Week 2015.
On Good Friday, in addition of the customary procession, many parts of the island feature a representation of the Holy Burial, authentic theatrical works that re-enact Christ’s Descent from the Cross.
One of the most striking of these representations can be witnessed at dawn on Holy Saturday at the Church of Nuestra Señora del Socorro (Our Lady of Perpetual Help) in Palma. In this representation, in virtual darkness and complete silence, the figure of Christ is sepulchred in a tomb, the gates of which are closed with a crash that echoes throughout the church. Those who have seen it say it makes your hair stand on end.
Also during these days, many music concerts take place in Palma, mainly choral concerts and Sacred Music.
As with any other traditional Mediterranean celebration, gastronomy occupies a prominent place among the activities, and many families gather to prepare panades (sweet pastries stuffed with lamb), robiols (pastries stuffed with a variety of preserves) and crespells, a kind of biscuit that comes in a variety of shapes.
The charm of Mallorca combined with the good weather make this one of the most popular destinations at this time of year. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to enjoy a unique celebration of Spanish culture - make your reservation now in one of the most charming boutique hotels in Palma.