Easter festivities and traditions in Mallorca

Easter festivities and traditions in Mallorca

Easter celebrations are just around the corner, and it is one of the most traditional times in Spain where you can enjoy many celebrations. From processions, fairs and typical foods during this season, here you will find everything you need to know about the festivities and traditions in Mallorca.


Probably the most traditional side of these festivities, the Holy Week processions are full of rituals and many decide to experience this show firsthand. It doesn't matter where you are, as these processions are held in all the towns on the island, although the most important one takes place in Palma, where you can enjoy or even participate in different events in the silent parades of the caperutxes. From the 12th of April you will be able to attend the most eagerly awaited events of the whole year, where for a week the processions will be held daily, at different times and different places in the city of Palma. Don't miss it out!


There is no doubt that Mediterranean cuisine is one of the most appreciated around the world, but even during Easter, Mallorca has unique specialities and traditional foods that are a real treat. Among the salty dishes you will find the typical empanadas, cocarrois and the frito de pascua. The empanadas, wrapped in a layer of salty dough, are filled with meat (pork, rabbit, chicken or sheep), and are usually filled by peas and sobrassada.  On the other hand, there is the frito de pascua, very similar to the frito mallorquin, a dish made with lamb meat, blood, potato, red pepper peas and fennel.

Sweets are also very present during these holidays, such as rubiols or crespells. The rubiols are a version of the empanada but in sweet, half-moon shape filled with pumpkin jam. The crespells on the other hand, are biscuits made from the same dough and covered with sugar, a real delight!



The Easter festivities would not be the same without the popular Feria del Ram. For a few weeks, until 15th of April to be precise, you will be able to enjoy the most spectacular attractions of the whole island: carousels, wheels and all kinds of food, which ensures a day of fun for the whole family. Located in the industrial area on the outskirts of Palma, it is easily accessible both by car and by public transport, which makes it much easier if you are travelling with children.