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).