Easter Week Madrid 2006

I don’t need to tell you that Easter Week is the most important part of the Christian calendar, or  do I? Well, in Madrid you will find an array of events going on through next week and into the early part of the following. Walking in and out of some churches last week I could see that the statues had been cleaned and the silverware was shining ready for the yearly processions which will fill the centre of the capital next week.

The key days are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. On each of the three days there will be processions through the streets – people will carry statues from the churches usually representing the key passages of Easter and they will be accompanied by bands and the penitent (in robes and hooded). The tone of each day is different, with Friday being the most solemn day. Probably the best place to go to see the procession is in and around Plaza Mayor and c/Mayor.

Over Easter you will also find concerts at the various churches. EsMadrid has some quite comprehensive details on their website.

You may also want to download a more detailed pdf document from the Madrid Municpal Council website.

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