Easter is an important religious festival but also a popular attraction and the colourful processions are a tradition that dates from medieval times. The representatives of the local brotherhoods turn out in solemn procession through the streets.
The most important events are the processions through Cala Ratjada and Capdepera on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The week of celebrations culminates on Easter Sunday with the procession of the “Encuentro” (“meeting”), where the resurrected Jesus meets with his mother. The following week on “Domingo del Ángel” (literally “Sunday of the Angel”) it is tradition to eat home-made little meat pies.