Holy Week in Majorca is marked by solemn processions organised by religious confraternities, and those taking part wear the robes and hoods belonging to their particular group. The first of these processions in Palma took place last night, and there will be one every evening. The biggest is on Maundy Thursday and it takes several hours to go past any one point. All the confraternities take part, many of them with pasos, huge floats with sculptures depicting scenes from the Passion and Death of Christ. Most of these floats run on wheels but some, such as the one of Our Lady of Hope, are carried by volunteers. The Crucifix known as La Sang is carried in this procession, a tradition which dates from 1554. The most solemn procession in the rest of the island is the Davallament or removal of the figure of Christ from the Cross on Good Friday. The figure is then carried in procession to the local church. This procession is conducted in silence, and the best-known one is in Pollensa, although the same tradition also exists in Sineu. There are no processions on Saturday, and the tone of the processions on Easter Sunday is one of joy, commemorating the meeting of Jesus and His Mother. Another Easter tradition is a performance of the Via Crucis on the Cathedral steps on Good Friday.

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