Easter traditions in Spain
Easter Monday is celebrated as the ‘Mona’ day in the Valencian Community. It is tradition spend the day at the countryside or at the beach with family and friends to enjoy of an outdoor picnic with typical homemade food (potato omelette, meat with tomato, Easter sausage, snacks, etc.). It is also typical to spend the day in a country house and cook paella with firewood or grill meat for lunch.
The Easter ‘Mona’ is a traditional sweet that is consumed in Easter. It is a rounded bun with a boiled egg in the center. For the little ones, the ‘Monas’ are made with funny shapes like lizards, turtles, bears, snakes, etc.
We encourage you to participate this funny ritual of the ‘Mona’ day. It consists in stamping the boiled egg of the ‘Mona’ in the forehead of a relative or friend who is clueless to break it before eating it. On Easter Monday don’t forget to eat ‘Mona’ and a chocolate bar to enjoy nature well accompanied by your family or friends.