Illes Balears Easter processions

| February 22, 2012

The diverse brotherhoods ‘ brotherhoods of believers ‘ start off the processions along the streets of diverse locations in the islands, recreating the last days of Christ

Illes Balears - Easter processions

Illes Balears - Easter processions

Easter Week is a religious celebration that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, apart from representing a festivity of a most popular nature with deep-rooted processions dating from medieval times. The diverse brotherhoods ‘ brotherhoods of believers ‘ start off the processions along the streets of diverse locations in the islands, recreating the last days of Christ.

The events start on ‘Palm Sunday’, which is the day that celebrates Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem. Then, from Monday to Friday a series of processions continue, amongst which those taking place in the city of Palma are to be highlighted: ‘Brotherhood of the Blood of Christ’ on Maundy Thursday and the ‘Holy Burial’ on Good Friday.

The ‘Descent from the Cross’ that takes place in Felanitx, Pollença, Artà and Sineu are also highly recommendable. The week of celebrations comes to a closing on Easter Sunday when the Procession of the ‘Meeting’ is celebrated, which shows us a resuscitated Jesus who comes to the reunion with his mother.

More information: www.illesbalears.es

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