Easter Week Tarragona

Semana Santa Tarragona Easter Week

Semana Santa Tarragona Easter Week

You haven’t experienced a traditional Easter celebration until you visit Tarragona during this holy period. This is a huge celebration of the passion, the death and the subsequent resurrection of Christ told through processions, rosaries and masses.

On Good Friday afternoon armed ‘soldiers’ embark on centuries old traditional marches as a preparation for the Holy Burial procession. This dates all the way back to 1550 and now has the official declaration of being a Festival of National Heritage Interest.

Semana Santa Tarragona Easter Week

Further information below from the Tarragona Tourist Authority:

One of the manifestations with the most solemnity in the city of Tarragona is Easter Week, which main event is the Holy Burial Procession on Good Friday.
The first documented proof of the celebration of this procession through the streets of the Part Alta (Old Town) goes back to the year 1550. Currently more than 4000 people group in 12 associations, brotherhoods and congregations and carry 20 pasos (steps of the Passion of Christ) in this procession. The procession is preceded by the armed soldiers who break the silence with the sound of their kettledrums.

This procession is considered as one of the most significant in the Mediterranean and has been officially declared Traditional festival of national interest by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government) in 1999 and reclassified in 2010 as Traditional element of national interest. In 2009 the entire Tarragona Easter Week was also declared Festival of national tourist interest by the Generalitat.

Photo courtesy of Tarragona Tourism, Copyright © Manel R. Granell

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