Semana Santa de Crevillent - Easter Week in Crevillent
Easter week in Crevillent (Alicante province), is a fusion of art, popular devotion, religion and tradition.
A multitude of events fill the town during these days, although the crucial moment in the celebration comes on Good Friday. In the early hours, cornets can be heard playing “dianas”. These melodies are the signal for the start of the day’s processions. At dawn, thousands of people come together to witness first hand the most emotional event for Crevillent residents: the Abrazo de la Morquera, where the figures of Our Holy Father Jesus Christ and the Virgen de los Dolores meet, on their way to Calvary. Also on Good Friday, in the evening, you can see the Death of Christ procession, the most spectacular of all, with choral music breaking the total silence of the procession, which features wooden statues of immense artistic worth.
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 International Tourist Interest
From Apr 13, 2014 to Apr 20, 2014
Crevillente, Crevillent (Alicante - Alacant)
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