Holy Week 2015 will take place in Nerja from 29th March to 6th April. Many processions and cultural activities are planned for the most important religious celebration in Spain. The processions in Nerja will take place in the streets of the city centre with the most popular held on Holy Thursday (2nd April) and Holy Friday (3rd April).
The Holy Thursday and Holy Friday processions begin around 9 p.m. normally, starting at the Church of El Salvador under the Balcón de Europa, they will move their way through the streets Puerta del Mar, Calle Pintada, Calle Méndez Nuñez, Calle Bronce, Calle Granada… Nerja’s most emblematic streets.
The first procession will be on 29th March which is Palm Sunday. After that, there will be a procession on 1st April (Holy Wednesday), the ones already mentioned on 2nd and 3rd April; and finally, the Resurrection Sunday procession (5th April).
Holy Week, the week when Christianity celebrates the religious events associated with Jesus’ final days (passion, death and resurrection), is a piece of Spanish culture that visitors to the school observe with the utmost respect and curiosity.
Holy Week is preceded by Lent which culminates with Passion Week and the celebration of the Eucharist on Holy Thursday, the commemoration of Jesus’ Crucifixion on Holy Friday and his Resurrection on the eve of Easter during the night from Holy Saturday to Resurrection Sunday. Many examples of popular religion can be seen during Holy Week throughout Andalusia with particularly outstanding processions in Malaga and Seville.