From time to time, the silence is broken by spontaneous Although Easter celebrations in Malaga are of huge proportions, it’s the Seville Semana Santa that has crossed the boundaries becoming a world-famous event.
During the Holy Week, the gorgeous Andalusian capital comes to life with thousands of pilgrims that gather here from all corners of the world to witness the city’s extravagant is an enormous float adorned with life-size wooden statues of biblical characters, designed especially for religious processions.
Like everywhere in Spain, the festivities begin on Palm Sunday (), with the most dramatic and passionate parades held on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
In Malaga, Semana Santa is celebrated with various religious and military parades accompanied by music, inviting incense, and floral scents, as well as lots of color and cheer.
These being said, let’s take a closer look at the distinctive customs and traditions that accompany Semana Santa in various Spanish provinces.
Although each Spanish region, and even city and village, has its own particular customs and practices during this time of year, Semana Santa celebrations are nowhere else as elaborate and spectacular as they are in Andalusia, the sunny south of the country.
It was finished in the 18th century by Fernando Casas y Novoa.
On the dawn of Good Friday everybody gathers in front of Seville Cathedral to commemorate the trial and all the events that have led to the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.
This tense and solemn atmosphere changes dramatically on Easter Sunday (), when the news of the Resurrection of Christ brings plenty of joy and excitement in people’s hearts.
In 2015, Spain introduced a third series of €1 and €2 coins showing the new King Felipe VI and the country code ‘ESPAÑA 2015’.
The mint mark appears at the right of the effigy.1, 2 and 5-cent coins: the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, a jewel of Spanish Romanesque architecture and one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations in the world, is pictured on these coins.