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The Mayor of Zalamea by Calderón de la Barca

The Mayor of Zalamea

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Zalamea de la Serena


It always takes place in the second fortnight of August in the same place that the story is set: Zalamea de la Serena, a beautiful town in the region of La Serena.The first Mayor of Zalamea took place in 1636, when plays were created to be acted out in public rather than written down. There are other activities in addition to the show itself, such as parades of the Flanders Tercios, a Golden Age market, the recreation of former offices and street theatre.

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.

The Mayor of Zalamea

Zalamea de la Serena, Badajoz  (Extremadura)

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