Easter Monday is “el día de la mona de Pascua.” In Catalonia making the cake called the “Mona de Pascua” is an important culinary Easter tradition. These cakes are called “Monas”. Around 600,000 mona cakes are sold in Barcelona at Easter. Chocolate shops also make chocolate “monas” which you can see on display in their windows. The mona tradition, which dates back to the 15th century, is that the “mona” is a gift that a godfather (or godmother) bakes for their god-children at Easter.