La Semana Santa or Holy Week is one of Spain’s most celebrated religious festivities. It is a one-of-a-kind display of tradition, music, culture, theatre and religion.

Southern Spain is definetely the best place to immerse in these milenar traditions, in cities like Sevilla and Granada. However, small villages and towns, also known in Spanish as Pueblos, organize amazing celebrations.

In fact, each city offers unique Holy Week festivities, always culminating with stunning processions. Typically, these processions boast floats adorned with scenes from Christ’s Passion which are watched by huge crowds of locals and tourists from all over the world, also known as Nazarenos or Penitents. Some of the penitents walk barefoot the entire procession. In some cases, processions may last for almost an entire day or night.

So, if you are planning a visit to Spain in Semana Santa, don´t waste the amazing opportunity to experience the rich traditions of del País del Sol.

— Deise Leobet

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