Holy Week Trips

Holy Week

In Spain, Holy Week, or “Semana Santa,” is a deeply cherished tradition that brings communities together in religious and cultural celebration. It typically happens during the week leading up to Easter Sunday and is marked by various rituals, processions, and ceremonies.

Each day of Holy Week holds significance, starting with Palm Sunday. On this day, people carry palm fronds, olive branches, or other greenery to commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

Throughout the week, churches organize processions featuring ornate floats, called “pasos,” depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ. These pasos are often carried by members of religious brotherhoods, known as “cofradías,” who wear traditional robes and hoods.

One of the most poignant moments of Holy Week is the reenactment of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. This solemn procession recalls Jesus’ journey to Calvary, with participants walking through the streets, stopping at designated stations to pray and reflect.

For many Spaniards, Holy Week is not just a religious holiday, but a cherished tradition that honors both faith and heritage, uniting communities in a shared expression of cultural pride.

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