Semana Santa de Alcorisa - Easter week in Alcorisa
Alcorisa, in the province of Teruel, is one of the nine villages that make up the Route of the Tambor and the Bombo (drums).
During the Easter week celebrations, the sound of drums can be heard in every corner of these villages in the south of the Aragón Region. The most long-awaited moment of the celebration in Alcorisa is the “rompida de la hora” (breaking of the hour), at midnight of Maundy Thursday/Good Friday. Thousands of these drums come together in the village square and, at midnight, they begin to beat in unison, filling the night with incredible sound. On Good Friday evening there is another crucial moment of these fiestas. It is the representation of the Drama of the Crucifixion at Calvary. The whole village dress up as Jews, Romans and disciples, taking part in this theatrical representation commemorating of the death of Jesus Christ.
Easter week is one of the most heartfelt and deep-rooted fiestas celebrated in Spain. This commemoration has centuries of history and tradition, remembering the passion and death of Jesus Christ. The streets of the majority of Spain's cities, towns and villages become the stage for religious fervour and devotion, combining grief and meditation in memory of Christ's death. Music, art and colour come together in magical processions - solemn parades in which crowds of people accompany religious images on their route through the streets.
Festivity of National Tourist Interest
From Apr 13, 2014 to Apr 20, 2014
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