The Easter week celebrations in Jumilla, Murcia, are almost 600 years old.
This is the most important fiesta on the town calendar. It is outstanding for its colour, artistic wealth and for the enthusiasm of the local people. Apart from the numerous processions to be seen in the streets, there are other noteworthy events such as the public enactment of the Arrest of Christ, a theatrical piece that dates back to the 19th century, held on Easter Wednesday in Plaza de Arriba Square. The speeches and carrying of thrones and religious images are other special moments in these Easter celebrations, which come to an end on the last day with a mass “caramelada”, where participants and spectators are bombarded with sweets.