|Jerez de la Frontera Easter Week|
Jerez de la Frontera |
Easter WeekEaster week in Jerez de la Frontera
The 31 Easter Brotherhoods of Jerez de la Fronteraparade through the town in a deeply moving event that expresses the true feeling of Easter.These Brotherhoods are steeped in history and date back to the 15 century. A real historic event then which helps to explain why these processions mean so much to the Spanish people.
Some of the most traditional brotherhoods are those of La Borriquita, El Transporte, La Coronación and Las Angustias. Of all the processions, the ones on Good Friday stand out especially, such as the Most Sacred Christ of the Exaltation, The Virgin of Solitude and the Holy Burial.
The Easter week processions are some 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 most important of these processions are shown live on Spanish television- and they last for an hour or two.
Easter Week Festivals in Spain