Religious festivities, sport competitions and historical characters are some of the most exciting events waiting for you in the lively island of Majorca this Spring.
While the rest of Europe is still battling cold breezes and hiding away from the drizzle, the Balearic island of Majorca begins to bloom under the warm rays of the Spring sun.
If you are fortunate enough to be visiting during this colourful time of the year, these are some of the most important events that will take place:
Maundy Thursday, Palma Easter is a very special time in Spain and Majorca is no exception. The capital of this Balearic island and its citizens put on their Sunday clothes to commemorate the life and death of Christ with several processions. The one on Maundy Thursday is particularly moving as the procession leaves the beautiful church of La Sang carrying a crucifix.Visit Website - Book your stay at Castillo Hotel Son Vida and enjoy this event in absolute comfort
Good Friday, Palma Processions fill the streets of the capital and the small towns of the island. However, it is in the capital where the most impressive theatrical performance of the Via Crucis or the Stations of the Cross takes place. At 12 noon, the steps of the cathedral are transformed into a breathtaking stage where a group of actors take the audience back to the final hours in the life of Jesus Christ on Earth.
Celebrated since 1985, it has become one of Palma’s most traditional events and therefore it is recommended to arrive early to avoid crowds and disappointment.
Those wishing to attend should also bear in mind that in the event of rain, the performance is held in the Church of Sant Felip Neri.
Princess Sophia Trophy, Palma Sport lovers visiting Majorca can indulge themselves into several activities such as hiking, biking, climbing and sailing all year round but from the 29th of March to the 5th of April the port of Palma is home to the best sailors in the world to claim the Princess Sophia Trophy.
This yachting regatta is celebrated in honour of the queen of Spain. It is considered one of the most important in the Balearic Islands; only surpassed by the King Juan Carlos Trophy, a regatta celebrated in August in honour of her husband.
Sound Park Festival, Palma Based on the infamous Spring Break recess celebrated in the United States, this festival taking place in Palma from 14 to 19 April 2014 has quickly become one of the biggest parties for university students in Europe. Concerts, trips around the island and the chance to meet people from all corners of the world are some of the perks of this joyous event.
Es Firó, Sóller and Port de Sóller This local festivity in the enchanting town of Sóller and its nearby port is a magnificent cultural celebration that will surely delight those visitors wishing to learn more about the rich culture and historical characters that lived in the Balearic island.
As early as 10am, the town begins to commemorate the bravery of the locals that back on 11th May 1561 fought the Turkish pirates that tried to invade the island.
During the afternoon a mocking battle takes place that lasts until 9pm!Visit Website - Experience the unique atmosphere of Es Firó at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa