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EasterMain Events, Popular festivals and traditions
04/07/2023 - 04/10/2023

In the days leading up to Easter, Catalonia's patisseries always put on a delicious and original shop window display: cakes and figures made of chocolate, some in such complex detail that they could be easily be termed works of art. This typically Catalan and Valencian tradition is known as the "Mona de Pascua" (the Easter 'Mona'). Mona is the Spanish word for female monkey but, in this context, the term derives from the Arabic word "munna", which loosely means "a treat for your mouth", a gift in the form of a sweet confection that the Moors would give to their overlords to celebrate the end of Lent. Catholic tradition involves godfathers giving the 'mona' to their godchildren on Easter Sunday, although the correct day to enjoy them is on Easter Monday, which is a public holiday in Catalonia, when families come together to eat the 'mona' as their dessert.


Pastries and other special Easter activities:

Museu de la Xocolata: visit, exhibition and workshops of Easter Monas.
Chocofiro: customized design of Easter Monas.
Pastisseria Foix de Sarrià.
Pastisseria la Colmena: Easter Monas delivery service.
Pastisseria Triomf: Easter Monas delivery service.
Pastisseria Mauri.
The Chocolat Factory: Easter Monas delivery service.

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