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The Crucifixion

Good Friday, today, may well be the most important day in the calendar of the Mallorcan community. Today is the end of Cuaresma (Lent, the 40 days long period of fasting). There will be further Easter processions of the brotherhoods, wearing hooded capes in red or black or white or green, the last ones of the year. A Vía Crucis performance will be staged on the steps below the Cathedral in Palma (12h00).

In the evening, after the church service, a Passion Play will be performed in a number of Mallorcan pueblos, such as S’Alquería Blanca (Santanyí), Felanitx, Artà, Pollença, Sant Joan, Alaró and Son Servera, culminating in the Davallament (Taking off the Cross).

Later at night, some parishes will celebrate an Enterrament (Burial), a most festive ceremony in Felanitx (see photo below), Artà, Campos and Porreres.

The photo (top) was taken in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain. The date: April 5th, 2012. The time was 22:31:00. The photo (bottom) was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Spain. The date: April 23rd, 2011. The time was 00:28:26. Credit goes to Manolo Serra Serra.

Muchas gracias.

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