Right in front of Barcino147 B&B The boys carry the “palmónes” which are the tall palm stalks – and the girls carry the “palmas,” which are smaller and shorter stems with intricately woven crosses. All of the childrens’ palm leaves have small bags of sweets or toys on the palms tied to them, and are often decorated with Catalan senyera ribbons. If you visit the Feria de Ramos markets in Barcelona outside Barcelona Cathedral, or on la Rambla de Catalunya or by the Sagrada Familia, where palmónes and palmas are sold on the days leading up to Palm Sunday, you can find many different sizes and variations on display. One of the traditions of Easter in Spain is that the Godmother of the children is responsible for making or getting the palm leaves for her Godchildren. In the old days this probably meant weaving them by hand, but nowadays most Godmothers buy them at the Feria de Ramos or at the supermarket.