During Easter week in Spain everyone throughout the country turns out to enjoy and take part in one of the many traditional events which take place at this time of the year. Fiestas take place all over the country, an experience not to be missed if you are lucky enough to be visiting at this time of the year. Each region of Spain celebrate ‘fiesta week’ in their own unique way. This is an emotional time when the people of every city, town and village have an active part in the celebrations. The streets are filled with amazing colourful floral displays, the beating of drums and many religious parades. The celebrations continue throughout the day and the night, making Easter one of the longest fiestas in Spain. This is an amazing time to take advantage of the many holiday deals to Spain and experience some highly emotion celebrations and processions.
The crowning moment of Easter week in the province is the Tamborada festival when 20,000 drums invade the town of Hellin.
Thousands of people mark the end of Easter week in Cartagena. At this moving time, the people join together in song to intone the salve Maria to the Virgin Mary.
Easter week celebrations in Cuenca include the Religious Music Week Festival when concerts are held in historic buildings, including the cathedral.
Elche is home to one of the most beautiful processions in the country. Taking place on Palm Sunday, this procession features the customary palm leaves.
The highlight of the week here is when Saint John and the Virgin Mary meet in the Plaza Mayor square, marking the end of the Easter processions.
Lorca comes out tops on originality, with processions that include scenes from the bible and from ancient civilisations.
The highlight of Easter week here in Murcia is on Easter Saturday when the procession of Cristo Yacente passes beneath the Santo Domingo arch.
Celebrations here have an amazing backdrop of the city’s wonderful monuments. The Maundy Thursday services in the University and the taking down of Christ from the cross are two celebrations not to be missed if in Salamanca.
The religious brotherhoods (cofradias) of Seville parade elaborately decorated statues (pasos) of the Virgin Mary through the narrow streets of the old town. These Baroque statues are carried under canopies and have gold and silver crowns, beautifully embroidered cloaks and velvet tunics.
If you are interested in sculptures you must visit Valladolid where you can see many priceless Baroque art religious statues.
Experience the night-time processions together with the Gregorian chanting.
Don’t miss out on the many last minute holiday deals to Spain at this time of the year.