The peak moment of Easter Week in Sagunto takes place on Good Friday with the Way of the Cross from the chapel of La Sangre to El Calvario.
All along this steep path, the Passion of Christ is re-enacted in a massive event during which the sound of drums, prayers and hymns known as “motets” never ceases. On the afternoon of the same day, the multitudinous Holy Burial procession in an atmosphere of religious fervour. During the procession, children ask the participants for sweets (“caramelets”), while some lay brothers, known as “plegaors”, request donations, accompanied by the sound of drums and cornets. Easter also features the Sagunto Passion Play, which is a dramatisation of the passion and death of Christ by a group of amateur actors.
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