Unlike in most European countries, in Spain, Holy Week is one of the most important and passionate festivities in Spain.
It is characterized by the large number of processions held in the streets. Each procession is organized by a county or brotherhood, which represents an image of Christ or the Virgin. The cofrades wear tunics with cape and carry the image on their shoulders, while they travel the streets of the city at the rhythm of music. This celebration has its origins in the Middle Ages, and was consolidated with the passage of time in different regions of Spain, to become one of the most important festivities in the country.
The Holy Week is celebrated every year beginning with the Sunday of the Rams and ends with the Resurrection of the Lord and begins the Easter. During the next week, the Spanish cities and villages are filled with processions, music, art and tradition, and it is a very special time for the Spaniards, who prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
It is a religious celebration that commemorates the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This celebration has its origins in the Middle Ages, and was consolidated with the passage of time in different regions of Spain, to become one of the most important festivities in the country.
Holy Week in Spain is especially famous for the processions that take place in Andalusia, in cities such as Seville, Málaga and Granada. These processions are very spectacular and attract thousands of tourists from all over the world.
Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol are not left behind with this great festival. Each year there are numerous parades throughout the Holy Week. Below we leave you the programs of Torrevieja and Estepona for the upcoming Holy Week:
– Sunday of Ramos 2 April there are 2 processions, one at 10:30 and 21:00 that start at the Plaza de Oriente.
– Holy Monday 03 April at 21:30 the procession that begins in the Plaza de la Constitución
– Tuesday Santo 04 of April at 21:30 the procession begins in La Plaza de la Constitución
– Wednesday Santo 05 of April at 22:00 the procession begins in La Plaza de la Constitución
– Thursday Santo 06 April at 22:30 the procession begins in La Plaza de la Constitución
– Friday Santo 07 of April at 19:30 the procession begins in La Plaza de la Constitución
– Sunday of Resurrection 09 April at 08:00 the procession begins in Plaza de la Constitución
– Sunday of Ramos 2 April at 17:00 the Triumphal entrance to Jerusalem that begin in the Church of Our Lady of the Carmel.
– Wednesday Santo 05 of April at 20:30 the Captive and Virgin of Health begins in the House of the Brotherhood in the street Jesus Captive.
– Holy Thursday 06 April at 20:30 Christ of Love and Viren of Hope begins in the Church of Our Lady of Carmen.
– Holy Friday 07 April at 19:30 the Royal and Ancient Brotherhood of the Most Holy Christ of the Cross begins at the Church of Santa Maria de los Remedios.
– Sunday of Resurrection 09 April at 11:00 in the Church of the Carmen