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Mallorca Festival: Corpus Christi

Here in Mallorca, Corpus Christi, commonly shortened to just Corpus, is celebrated all over the island

Here in Mallorca, Corpus Christi, commonly shortened to just Corpus, is celebrated all over the island 10 weeks after Easter Sunday and thus takes place on different dates every year. In 2013 the
big day occurs this Sunday, 2nd June, and I've got the details of what happens in Palma, which obviously is the most important venue in Mallorca.

The mighty gothic cathedral is the start and finish point of the Corpus when Vespers are sung at 17.15 followed by a
mass at 18.00 and then the procession around the streets of the city, and whose route you can see on this map.

The procession is led by the emblematic 'lledània,' a metal cross adorned with wax flowers and followed by traditional dancers called cossiers and cavalets who you can see in this video. Dating
back to medieval times the dances and costumes of the cossiers, six men, a lady and a demon, and cavalets, a group of men simulating riding horses made of cardboard, have remained unchanged for
years.

On a more secular note there's a series of free concerts in Palma to coincide with the celebrations, all starting at 21.00 and taking place in some of the city's most iconic buildings.

May 30th – Perikàs Jazz Reunion, Palau March

May 31st – Juliette Froissart (violin) and Óscar Caravaca (piano) Can Oms

June 1st – Jaume Tugores presents Italian cinema soundtracks, Can Berga (Audiència Provincial)

June 2nd – Balearic Symphony Orchestra, Almudaina Palace