Easter in Spain

Published on 15/11/2006 in Spanish Culture

If you are visiting Spain during Easter don’t expect the Easter bunny as Spain celebrates the true meaning more than most other European countries.

In fact The Holy Week or rather “Semana Santa” is taken very seriously. It is a time to remember the Resurrection of Jesus and is observed as a religious festival.

Many holidaymakers will be heading for Andalucia, whose cities host the most spectacular processions in the country. Every town and city will have spent months preparing for the parades that begin at the churches and slowly wind their way through white washed streets conjuring up an atmosphere of mourning.

People carry statues of saints on floats or wooden platforms including life-like sculptures of Christ on the Cross and the Virgin Mary. The streets become crowded with locals who all turn out for the annual processions.

The processions take place during the week leading up to Easter Sunday (April 16th 2006).

Written by: Susan Pedalino

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Comments:

rolypoly50 said:
30 March 2014 @ 13:00

I am a born again Christian, it's nice to see that easter is remembered, at least outwardly, but Christ is more interested in what's in the hearts of people and how they treat their fellow man than plastic (wood and yeso) images being paraded about, these just take away the real focus of the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus, it's usually the town hall and the local business people who provide the money for the event, imagine how wonderful it would be if all those people who took part gave the money that they spend to the genuine poor in Spain, or even overseas, I suggest we celebrate the life of Jesus and the fact that He rose from the dead rather than focus on His death, and regarding the images and figures I suggest the people who carry them read the secound commandment,


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Gina said:
23 April 2012 @ 11:42

This was so helpful and interesting, lovely getting to know more about the culture and tradditions.


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21 April 2012 @ 15:22

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commenter1234 said:
21 April 2012 @ 15:22

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wrapper said:
03 April 2012 @ 02:24

Reallyy coolio


randomer said:
29 March 2012 @ 10:22

very good


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26 October 2011 @ 23:36

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06 April 2011 @ 20:05

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16 February 2010 @ 17:29

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