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Easter Week in Murcia

Easter Week in Murcia


From Apr 14, 2019 to Apr 21, 2019

Easter Week in Murcia


Murcia commemorates the passion and death of Jesus Christ during Easter Week. It does so through processions. They are solemn corteges that accompany religious statues through the streets. Many are the work of Baroque artists, most notably Salzillo. One of the more unusual features is that sweets are handed out during certain processions. Indeed, the penitents (devotees who accompany the statues in the procession) attract lots of attention because of their huge “belly”. It is actually a large bag where they keep the sweets that they hand out. The Salzillo procession is the most important, which starts at seven in the morning every Good Friday. One of the most impressive moments is when the statue known as El Cristo Yacente (Christ Recumbent) is carried under Santo Domingo arch during the Easter Saturday procession. Other relevant processions include La Cena, La Oración en el Huerto, El Prendimiento, Los Azotes, La Mujer Verónica, La Caída, Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, San Juan and La Dolorosa.

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