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A Jolly Easter Hike

Traditionally, the folks of Felanitx celebrated the Tuesday after Easter at the monastery of Sant Salvador, properly known in Catalan as Santuari de la Mare de Déu de Sant Salvador. Everybody made their way up to the monastery any which way they wanted, but sadly, this tradition got lost over the years.

Instead, for two years running now, a jolly Easter hike has been organised for the people of Felanitx on Easter Monday, under the name of Pujada de Sant Salvador. A few thousand people attended yesterday and yes, most of them made their way on foot from Felanitx to the top of the Puig de Sant Salvador. No mean undertaking at all. The hike spans some six kilometers and climbs from an altitude of 105 m to a height of 509 m. Participants were rewarded with a jolly orange T-shirt, a communal barbecue and a joyful bit of chitter chatter. Luckily, the weather was joyful as well.

Other pueblos in Mallorca follow a similar traditional post-Easter event, but without the hike and probably without the T-shirt, and not until next Sunday. In Mallorca, the Sunday after Easter is commonly known as Diumenge de l’Àngel. If you want to see a bit of the action, you could attend such a gathering next Sunday and have a bite to eat in cheerful surroundings. The fête can be attended either in Alcúdia, Alaró, Campos, Costitx, Colònia de Sant Pere, Inca, Llucmajor, Palma, Porreres, Manacor, Sóller or Valldemossa. Please check locally for dates, times and locations. And don’t forget to enjoy yourself.

The photo was taken near Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 5th, 2010. The time was 13:25:39.

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