by Sitges Group Apartments
Spending your Easter vacation in Sitges is a great chance to discover this tiny gem on the Costa Daurada (Gold Coast) for a number of reasons: its location, just a few minutes from Barcelona; its beautiful crystalline beaches; and the perfect balance between quiet and fun, beach and city, and food and sports. All of this is coupled with its privileged location in the region of El Garraf, turning the city into a popular spot during this religious holiday, since you can enjoy the first swim of the year as well as the first terraces, with a plethora of tapas and the traditional cuisine of the Mediterranean diet.
The 2021 Easter dates in Sitges will be from March 28th to April 5th, a week in which finding accommodations without a previous reservation can be fairly complicated, although sometimes there are flats available in the Sitges Groups Apartments for Holy Week until the last minute.
As of today, all Easter week events in Sitges are pending confirmation depending on the new restrictions that may be approved.
Sitges combines its traditional Mediterranean white and blue tones with the liturgical colours during the events leading up to Easter. The blessing of the palms on Palm Sunday marks the start of the different activities to be held in Passion Week. Below is information on the schedule of events for 2021 Easter in Sitges:
As we said, Palm Sunday is the day when Holy Week officially kicks off in Sitges. It’s the perfect day for children and adults to get up early to enjoy the beautiful weather and a day featuring palms, which can be blessed at different places around the city. The blessing begins at 11 am in the Sant Joan Church, followed by the Sant Bartomeu Church at 12 noon. Christian tradition says that godparents should give their godchildren a palm.
From Monday the 29th to Wednesday the 31st of March, you can enjoy the Display of the Holy Sepulchre of the Images of Holy Week 2021 (time: 6 to 9 pm. Agrupació de Balls Populars, Palau del Rei Moro, c/ d'en Bosc, 10).
Likewise, along with the exhibition of the Holy Sepulchre, on these days the 18th exhibition of Calvaries will be held, also in the Palau del Rei Moro, organised by the Grup Pessebrista de Sitges. This exhibition will be comprised of around a dozen dioramas which depict different scenes in the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.
On Holy Thursday (the 1st of April), the churches will offer special masses throughout the day, plus an exhibition on the images of Holy Week in Sitges will be held at the parish church, the former Can Falç house (Paseo de la Ribera) and the Palau del Rei Moro, organised by the Agrupació de Balls Populars of Sitges.
During this day, again, the churches will offer special masses throughout the day, plus an exhibition on the images of Holy Week in Sitges.
The majority of special events on Saturday and Sunday are related to masses and caramelles (popular Easter songs). However, this weekend can also be the perfect time to stroll around the streets of the town and enjoy the quiet atmosphere and everything you can do in Sitges, this gem of the Mediterranean.
A mass will be celebrated at 11 am at the Sanctuary of the Mare de Déu del Vinyet.
Easter Monday is a holiday in Catalonia, better known as the Day of the Mona, one of the most deeply-rooted traditions in Catalan Holy Week. This day, families gather and enjoy the Easter mona, a traditional sweet. The most traditional one is made of brioche in a round shape and topped with hard-boiled eggs. This kind of mona is rarely found in pastry shops, although it can be made at home. What can be found at pastry shops are more like cakes, sometimes ring-shaped, or chocolate figures.
In Catalonia, it is traditional for the godparents or grandparents to give the children the mona. Traditional says that the mona has to contain as many eggs as the child’s age. So on this day, if you’re celebrating your vacation, we encourage you to fix a beautiful meal in your flat and order this dessert far enough in advance.