This celebration has been held in this village in the province of Valladolid since the 16th century.
Easter Week in Medina de Rioseco is one of the most famous in Spain, thanks both to its age and the merits of its iconography. This expression of religious fervour has been held without interruption since the 16th century. Major works of Castilian religious sculptures are exhibited in the solemn processions, which feature a large number of 'cofradías' or religious associations who join together to carry their images through the streets. Over 2,000 members of these associations take part in the proceedings throughout the whole of Easter Week.