One of the unmissable events in Sóller’s festive calendar this year will be taking place between Sunday the 5th of April, known as Palm Sunday, and the 12th of April, Resurrection Sunday. These festivities have a great religious and cultural importance and respond to the needs of a town to respect and pay homage to the death and resurrection of Christ, considered as one of the most important dates in Christianity. Even though, nowadays, Mallorcan society does not have such close links with religion, this celebration is so deeply rooted that it is still present in the day to day of society, both in cultural, gastronomic and social events, in the town of Sóller. It is one of the most remarkable attractions of the month of April that you can enjoy at Lluna Aqua by Unusual Hotels in Sóller.
The Lluna Aqua by Unusual Hotels in Sóller will bring you closer to the Easter processions
One of the most impressive activities that we can enjoy from Lluna Aqua by Unusual Hotels in Sóller are the Easter parades, which have been celebrated for hundreds of years and which bring together different brotherhoods who, dressed in the tunics and hoods of their representative colours, walk through the streets of each town paying homage to Christian figures. The final intention of the participants is to do penance for their sins committed and to carry out an act of introspection accompanied by the thunder of the passage marked by the drums that rumble through the streets that accompany the march (often barefoot) of the Nazarenes.
The Easter processions in Sóller
The Easter processions in Sóller take on a special character thanks to the participation of the local inhabitants in both the preparation and the development of the events, and it becomes an essential date for both the locals and the occasional visitor, who admire the ceremony of the processions and the absolute respect of the participants. In order to follow them, on Holy Thursday the so called “Davallament” is celebrated, which focuses on the descent of the body of Christ from the cross after his death and is carried out in the most absolute of silences. On Good Friday, the liturgy consists of the “Sant Enterrament”, in which the burial of Christ is represented.
The processions end on Easter Sunday, with the “processió de l’Encontrada”, which is more festive and celebratory in nature and after which the School of Music offers a recital for all audiences. All the events take place in the most popular streets of the city and use the central parish of Sant Batomeu as a focal point, from which most of the processions start or end.
Gastronomy during Easter in Sóller
One of the essential characteristics of these celebrations is the multitude of gastronomic proposals that are available both in homes and in the different shops of the city. Fortunately, there are options for both sweet and savoury lovers, who can try various specialities specifically for this holiday. What was traditionally a meal to be enjoyed at home has become a delight for everyone, especially with the traditional “panades” that flood Sóller’s spaces with tempting aromas. If you are more of a sweet lover, you don’t want to miss the sweet panades and the Easter eggs, which are a treat for both adults and children. Enjoy all of this and more with a stay at the Lluna Aqua by Unusual Hotels in Sóller.
Reserve your room at Lluna Aqua by Unusual Hotels in Sóller
If you want to enjoy an unforgettable Easter, don’t forget to reserve your room on our website and enjoy the benefits which we offer by reserving directly with us: 10% promoweb discount, continental breakfast, bottle of cava, free minibar and late check-out. We can’t wait to welcome you!