Parades of carapunats, or hooded penitents, take place all around the island from Monday to Easter Sunday to mark the Passion of Christ.
On Maundy Thursday - the Thursday before Easter - the biggest processions take place, usually followed by solemn parades through the streets at night. In Palma, the solemn Crist de La Sang procession takes place, during which a representation of the crucified Christ is carried through the streets to remind worshippers of the meaning of Christianity. The start time of the procession in Palma is 19:00, departing from the Anunciació church to the cathedral.
Good Friday sees the reenactment of Christ's Passion in front of Palma cathedral at 12:00. In the evening, the Sant Enterrament (Holy Burial) procession departs from Sant Francesc at 19:00. On Easter Sunday, there is a big mass at Palma cathedral, usually attended by the royal family, as well as a parade where the images of Christ and the Virgin meet after the resurrection.
Sant Llorenç, Felantix, Pollença and Artà also have popular celebrations.
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