Easter Week in Andalusia
Easter Week is one of the most important dates in the festive calendar of Spain. Schools close their doors to enjoy the holidays and all communities and regions are preparing to celebrate Easter. If you are one of those fleeing from the bustle and want to stay quiet on the beach, that’s okay. But why not take advantage of that time to discover and enjoy local traditions?
Almost all the Spanish regions celebrate Easter with their customs and traditions which has been transmitted across generation and are also present in the Easter gastronomy.
Seville is a city living more intensely Easter than any other andalusian city. From Good Friday to Easter Monday, the Andalusian capital is full of religious events, seeing them is touching, full of passion and devotion. More than 60 brotherhoods winds through the streets of the city during those days and Easter week in Sevilla is declared of International Tourist Interest for many reasons. If you choose Sevilla Easter, you will live the most special night (between Thursday and Good Friday) being a witness of the parade of the Silent Brotherhood to Gypsies.
The origins of Easter Week in Málaga dates back to the era of the Catholic Monarchs. It is a must to visit Málaga at this time of the year not only for a great weather, as well for experiencing local customs and traditions.
Declared of International Tourist Interest, this great event fills the streets of Málaga from Palm Sunday to Good Friday. The steps here are called “thrones”, but there are Nazarenes and women with blanket and saetas are sung. If you visit Málaga do not miss the procession of the Passion (Holy Monday) or the Virgen Rocio, which is one of the most popular of Málaga.