March / April - several towns
A celebration of a markedly religious nature that is held in most towns in Mallorca. Among its most solemn moments are the processions, in which Nazarenes parade carrying images. The first procession takes place on Palm Sunday, followed by those on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On Easter Monday, gatherings are held in Sant Elm, Pollença, Alcúdia, Mancor and Valldemossa.
On Good Friday night, in Pollença, a moving descent of Jesus from the cross on Calvary is re-enacted.
Corpus Christi Procession
May / June - several towns
On the Sunday following Corpus Christi, processions are held in towns such as Andratx.
In Pollença on this day, the Águilas dance, two girls adorned with jewels and dressed in a carcass representing an eagle, and they follow Sant Joan Pilós, who symbolises Sant Joan Baptista (Saint John the Baptist).
Moors and Christians - Les Valentes Dones (The Brave Women)
11th May - Sóller
The Fair turns the centre of Sóller into a large open-air market. The most eagerly awaited event is the re-enactment of the battle in which the Christians defeated the Saracen troops that landed in the Port of Sóller in 1516. This is followed by a parade of floats with the Brave Women, the women who contributed to the Christian victory.