Holy Week procession


Holy Week procession

A Holy Week procession is an event taking place in Holy Week, most often in a country with traditional Roman Catholic culture.

*Palm Sunday: The day when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem.
*Holy Thursday: The day when Jesus gave Last Supper, followed by the beginning of his passion.
*Good Friday: Jesus' crucifixion, performed in 14 "stations".
*Holy Saturday: Loneliness of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
*Easter Sunday: The resurrection of the Christ.

Places famous for their Holy Week processions include:

*Colombia
**Popayán

*Guatemala
**Antigua Guatemala
**Guatemala City

*Honduras
**Comayagua
**Tegucigalpa

*Italy
**Taranto

*Malta
**Citadel (Gozo)
**Cospicua
**Għargħur
**Għaxaq
**Luqa
**Mosta
**Nadur
**Naxxar
**Paola
**Qormi
**Rabat
**Valletta
**Victoria (Gozo)
**Vittoriosa
**Xagħra (Gozo)
**Xewkija (Gozo)
**Żebbuġ
**Żebbuġ, Gozo
**Żejtun

*Mexico
**Iztapalapa

*Peru
**Arequipa
**Ayacucho
**Cusco
**Huaraz
**Tarma

*Philippines
**Angono
**Baliuag
**Bantayan Island
**Malolos
**Marikina City
**Paete
**Pampanga

*Spain
**Andalusia
***Granada
***Málaga, declared of international touristic interest
***Seville, declared of international touristic interest [http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semana_Santa_en_Sevilla]
**Castile and Leon
***León, declared of international touristic interest
[http://www.turismocastillayleon.com/cm/turcyl/tkContent?pgseed=1142412675459&idContent=1815&locale=es_ES&textOnly=false]
***Valladolid, declared of international touristic [http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semana_Santa_en_Valladolid]
**Castile-La Mancha
*** Hellin, declared of international touristic interestinterest [http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semana_Santa_en_Valladolid]
***Zamora, declared of international touristic interest
**Other regions
***Ferrol [http://www.turgalicia.es/sit/ficha_datos.asp?ctre=212&crec=11139&cidi=I declared of national touristic interest in 1997]
***Murcia, declared of national touristic interest, the typical with Francisco Salzillo images.
***Toledo

Renowned sculptors of Holy Week "pasos" include:

*Pedro Berruguete
*Gil de Siloé
*Juan de Juni
*Francisco Salzillo

External links

* [http://www.cittapinto.com/gimakbiraphotos1.htm Qromi Malta
* [http://mexico.udg.mx/religion/semsanta/index.html Semana Santa – University of Guadalajara, Mexico (in Spanish)]
* [http://www.semana-santa-malaga.com/english/holy-week-malaga.html Holy Week in Málaga] Holy Week in Málaga.
* [http://www.holyweektaranto.com Holy Week in Taranto – Italy (in English - Spanish)]
* [http://usuarios.lycos.es/vmorenon/salzing.htm Salzillo Processions in Murcia] .
* [http://www.yachay.com.pe/especiales/semana-santa/ Semana Santa Andina – Peru (in Spanish)]
* [http://atenea.unicauca.edu.co/~gacosme/ssanta.htm Semana Santa in Popayán]
* [http://www.exploreseville.com/events/semana-santa.htm Semana Santa in Seville]
* [http://www.andalunet.com/semanasanta/index.htm Semana Santa de Sevilla (in Spanish)]
* [http://correo.puj.edu.co/ci991005/SemanaSanta Semana Santa in Tunia, a small town near Popayan]
* [http://www.lacomarca.net/noticia.asp?m=6195&s=1 Holy Week in Lower Aragon]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_kxFnNLazM Video Holy Week Procession El Encuentro in Alcañiz]
* [http://www.vianica.com/go/specials/12-holy-week-nicaragua.html Holy Week in Nicaragua]
*Holy Week Processions in Marikina City
* [http://www.polarisgolfpropertyuk.com/murcia-festivals.html Eyewitness description of Holy Week processions in Cartagena]
* [http://www.baliuag.net/index.php?option=com_rsgallery2&Itemid=38&gid=10 Holy Week Procession in Baliuag, Bulacan]


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