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Easter Treats in Palma de Mallorca

Empanadas, traditional food for Easter
Credit: Flickr / stu_spivack / CC BY-SA 2.0

The beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca is a perfect place to celebrate a stylish yet intimate and exciting vacation especially during Easter.

Often compared with Barcelona, Palma is also one of the most convenient island cities to reach in Spain. But today, we are going to talk about how the traditional festival of Easter is celebrated here and the special food that is prepared to celebrate the occasion.

Easter in Palma is celebrated with great fanfare and enthusiasm. Parades and processions are carried out through the streets of the city and people wearing interesting costumes participate in it. However, the most anticipated thing of all is the food that is prepared in every household.

Holy Week Parade in Palma
Holy Week Parade in Palma
Credit: Flickr / Fernando / CC BY-SA 2.0

Preparations like cocarrois, empanades, crespells, and robiols are traditionally prepared by the families, however, nowadays all these varieties are available at the local bakeries all year-round. The empanadas are meat-filled pies which are the traditional food for Easter which signifies that people can start eating meat again. The fillings are mostly made up of pork or lamb and sometimes also with vegetables.

The ‘Cocarrois’ is another speciality that is made from vegetables, nuts, and raisins. The ‘robiols’ are crescent-shaped pastries that are filled with requeson or sweet cheese, jam or pumpkin along with biscuits called ‘crespells’.     

The Mallorcan food signifies the city’s Jewish and Arab lineage, so to taste them all, book a flight and head towards Palma to enjoy a memorable Easter vacation.

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