ENJOY THE HOLY WEEK WITH US!
In Spain, a country that has been defined as Catholic throughout history, the Holy Week has always been spent in a special way. In Malaga, this ancient tradition dating back to the time of the Catholic Monarchs, achieves in the 21st century a coexistence of tradition and modernity. The Holy Week, an event of religious, social and cultural character, attracts thousands of visitors to our city every year. Not surprisingly, it was declared of International Tourist interest on February 16th, 1980.
The Holy Week is the last week of Lent. During this week, the Catholic Church recalls the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. It starts on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday (Resurrection). The date of its celebration varies depending on the lunar calendar, but it always takes place between March and April.
The Holy Week fills the streets with brotherhoods carrying the images of their Christs and Virgins, thrilling the crowd that is patiently waiting for them to pass. It is a show for the eyes, ears and heart when we see the images accompanied by faithful followers, music bands and saetas. The mystical atmosphere is expressed by the silence and the applause of the people.
Today, the Holy Week has another side that accompanies the religious celebration. The spring weather, sometimes characterised by almost summer temperatures, has converted the Holy Week in an early start of the summer holidays. Beaches fill with bathers wishing to enjoy the sun and water sports. And beer and typical fish from Malaga, always fresh, in the beachside restaurants. Temperatures that invite you to go out and enjoy terraces, bars and restaurants, to taste our rich cuisine and to discover the hospitality and friendliness of our people.
That’s all for today. If you are still in doubt where to spend your next holidays, do not miss our next post … maybe you will choose us!
See you soon!