Holy Week

Holy Week
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by Turol Jones
/ CC BY-SA 4.0

The week leading up to Easter

Upcoming dates:

2025: 13 April - 20 April
2026: 29 March - 5 April

Holy Week in Spain, known as Semana Santa, is a solemn and deeply religious occasion observed in many cities and towns across the country. This week-long commemoration leads up to Easter Sunday and is marked by elaborate processions, religious ceremonies, and passionate displays of devotion. Throughout the week, intricately decorated floats carrying statues depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ are paraded through the streets, accompanied by penitents dressed in traditional robes. The atmosphere is one of reverence and solemnity, with churches filled with worshippers attending special services and rituals.