Procession of the Three Kings; January: The coming of the three kings is an anticipation-filled event for Majorca’s children, during which Palma explodes into a swirl of lights and elaborately decorated floats. With dramatic flair, the kings arrive by sea into the port of Palma and begin their trip around the city centre as part of a procession that stretches over several miles.
Easter Parade; March/April: To the ominous sound of a slow beating drum, Easter processions move slowly through the streets of Palma’s old city (and throughout villages across the island). Robed in purple gowns with pointed hoods covering their faces, penitents carry the effigy of Christ in a solemn, devout and moving ceremony.
Es Firó de Sóller; May: A re-enactment celebrating the 1561 battle between the Moors and Christians takes places in Sóller and Port Sóller. Elaborate costumes are donned, red ‘gun’ smoke fills the air and there is an excitable charge as this historic event is played out to the delight of awaiting crowds. It is raucous, hilarious and full of drama.