Date(s) - 09/04/2017 - 16/04/2017
Santa Maria del Cami
Holy Week is the period from Palm Sunday, just when Lent ends, to Easter Sunday.
On Palm Sunday, Christ’s entry into Jerusalem is commemorated with a procession. On this day it’s traditional for godparents to give their godchildren palms – tender palm tree branches worked by hand – which are taken to church to be blessed, along with olive and laurel branches. After this day, the palms and olive branches bedeck the balconies of the village.
You’ll be able to attend the various processions or caraputxes that are held in the village, playing out the last moments in the life of Christ, with the procession of the various floats and confraries (brother/sisterhoods), accompanied by the penitents, on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday (Way of the Cross or Descent) and Holy Saturday.
Holy Week ends on Easter Sunday, when most towns and villages hold the procession of the Meeting, which plays out the resurrected Christ’s reunion with his mother.
On the first Sunday after Easter, known as Diumenge de l’Àngel (Angel Sunday), sanctuaries and chapels hold festive celebrations and pilgrimages, known as Pancaritats. The people of Santa Maria del Camí climb up to Son Seguí Chapel where, in the company of the Gegants de Santa Maria (Giants of Santa Maria), they eat a folk-lunch.
At Easter you’ll be able to enjoy the gastronomic products traditional to this time of year, such as panades, robiols and crespells, which you’ll be able to find in our bakeries and pâtisseries.