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Elche White Palm Market
The traditional White Palm Market will take place in Elche on the 7th and 8th April 2017 in preparation for Palm Sunday. Elche is famous for it's palm trees which provide a large percentage of the special blanched or white palms that are used throughout the world on Palm Sunday.
In the many palm groves in and around Elche, the palm leaves spend most of the year wrapped in black plastic to starve them of sunlight and turn them from green to a golden colour for use in the parades. The palm leaves can be used just as they are cut, or crafted into intricate designs. You can watch the craft people at work and buy their beautiful palm products at any of the White Palm Markets in Elche.
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April 09:00-21:00
Plaça de Baix (beside the Town Hall)
Plaza de Barcelona
Plaza de Madrid
Mercado del Pla de San José (C/ Antonio Moya Albadalejo)
Plaza de Altabix
Plaza de Castilla
Sunday 9 April 09:00-13:00
Placa del Parc (beside the tourist office)