Saturday, 16 April 2011

Easter in Spain (Semana Santa)

The most important celebration in the calendar of Spain

Tomorrow sees the start of Easter and another busy week for idealspain. We will be photographing and filming the whole week. Our reports will be published daily and as usual, our videos will be on YouTube, within an hour of being filmed.

Sunday 17th April
Palm Sunday begins with a morning mass which is followed by a procession through the streets. People will be carrying palms.

Monday 18th April
Holy Mass and celebration of the Penance

Tuesday 19th April
Holy Mass

Wednesday 20th April
Holy Mass

Thursday 21st April
Holy Thursday with a late mass for the last supper of Jesus. Late procession through the streets 'Passion of Jesus and Holy Hour'

Friday 22nd April
Good Friday is marked by a morning procession and a mass for the death of Jesus

Saturday 23rd April
Late mass for solemn Easter night

Sunday 24th April
Early morning mass for Easter Sunday, followed by a procession through the streets. Evening mass of easter

Full details about Easter in Spain, along with a dictionery of terms can be found here


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