|Angel Sunday Palma de Mallorca|
|Angel Sunday |
Palma de MallorcaThis festivity is celebrated at the Bellver Castle, Palma de Mallorca on the following Sunday after Easter every year. Now a traditional event, in years gone by bread was blessed and given out to the poor. However, these days, local people will gather at the castle for prayers and to share a meal. There is a procession and because it's Spain everyone will party and have a great big knee's up. Angel Sunday
The Sunday after Easter is known as Domingo del ┴ngel (Angel Sunday) in Mallorca, a day celebrated in the capital, Palma de Mallorca, with a procession, blessings and plenty of traditional food.
The fiesta dates back to the early 15th century, when it was known as the Festividad del Santo Custodio de Palma. It was celebrated through the 15th and 16th centuries with a procession and blessing of bread for the poor. After that the custom seemed to disappear, only to be revived in 1982 under its present name.
Today it is one of the biggest fiestas of the year, starting in the early hours of the morning. Hundreds of people walk from the town hall to the Castillo de Bellver, where there are musicians and people dressed as giants. The food comes out, the music and dancing begins and there are special games for children.
Mallorca Tourist Office
Address Plaša de la Reina 2, Palma 07012 (drop-in centre on Sant Domingo Street, Palma, just near the Cathedral)
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