Easter week in Malaga

From Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 12, 2020


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Easter week in Malaga

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Paseo Antonio Machado nº 12, 5ª Planta, torre B
29061  Málaga, Malaga  (Andalusia)

Easter week in Malaga


From Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 12, 2020

Easter week in Malaga


Malaga recreates the passion and death of Jesus Christ during Easter Week. It is famous for its vast thrones (the structures on which the religious images are paraded) and the procession of 'Jesús el Rico', well-known for the release of a prisoner each year. 'Jesús el Rico' takes to the streets on Easter Wednesday. The origin of the release of the prisoner dates back to the reign of Charles III. Easter Week was cancelled due to an epidemic, causing the prisoners to mutiny and take to the streets bearing the image of Jesús Nazareno. After fulfilling the tradition they returned to their cells. Since then the procession has included the privilege of releasing one prisoner, who is blessed by the image –which has an articulated arm– and then joins the possession. Another of the most moving moments comes on Good Friday. This is when the nuns in the Convent of La Cruz sing to one of the groups of believers, the Brotherhood of Los Dolores de San Juan.

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