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16th March 2008 - Palm Sunday
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Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain

This is a big day in Easter celebrations. Two big events occur. First, Jesus' entry to Jerusalem will be remembered in the morning with large processions which will see every single Brotherhood on the streets. Secondly, the Easter cermonies are finally truly underway with the sacred imagenes beginning to be transferred from their churches to the homes of the Brotherhoods.

The Palm Processions

The Palm processions are more light-hearted and joyful than the rest of the Easter, apart from the Easter Sunday: the Palm Sunday is the only celebration that isn't about Jesus' death. Happy people, lots of palm leaves and music, images of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey. It is the busiest and most colourful morning before the Easter itself. All of the Brotherhoods will take to the streets roughly at the same time, but in 4 separate processions:

Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods: 9
Catch it at:
9 am (start), Plaza Angeles
Length: 2.5 hours


Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods: 9
Catch it at:
11am (finish), Plaza Rosario
Length: 1.5 hours
Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods: 5
Catch it at:
11.30am (finish), Mediterraneo + Reina
Length: 1.5 hours
Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods: 5
Catch it at:
midday (finish), Temple
Length: 1.5 hours

The Translations

The focal point, the heart of every procession of Semana Santa in Valencia is the imagen - a sculpture of a biblical scene that is carried on the shoulders of the believers. During the year they rest in churches or in the Museum of Semana Santa Marinera. On Palm Sunday, however, they start to be ceremoniously transferred to the homes of the Brotherhoods, so that they can be used in the processions. This ceremony is called a translado. Some translados will occur this Sunday, and some after.

Translado Collectivo

Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods: 9
Catch it at:
6.30pm (start), Plaza Angeles
Length: 3 hours


This is a collective translado - 9 Brotherhoods will gather together with their imagenes and go round the district with them before parting for their own routes home. This is an excellent opportunity to see a few imagenes at the same time.

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Translado 2

Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods participating: 1
Catch it at: 8pm (start), San Rafael
This is your chance to see a copy of the Holy Graal itself - it is the sacred artefact of the Brotherhood of the Holy Cup of the Supper. The original, if you didn't know, is in the Cathedral in the centre.


Translado 3

Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods participating: 1
Catch it at: 8pm (start), San Rafael
At the same time as the Graal leaves the parish, the Brotherhood of the Holiest Christ the Savior and Protector will translate their sacred image of Christ on the Cross.


Translado 4

Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods participating: 1
Catch it at: midday (start), Museum
Length: 30 min
Translation of the Imagen of Christ of the Distressed to the home of the Brotherhood


Translado 5

Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods participating: 1
Catch it at: 1pm (start), Rosario
Length: 45 min
Translation of the Christ of Holy Succession.


Translado 6

Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods participating: 1
Catch it at: 12.30pm (start), Temple
Length: 30 min
The Virgin in Pain (symbolised by a dagger in Her chest) will be carried by the loyal grenadiers.


Other Processions

Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods participating: 1
Catch it at: 8.30pm (start), Rosario
Length: 1 hour

Easter Events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain Brotherhoods participating: 1
Catch it at: 8pm (start), Temple
Length: 1.5 hours
A procession of forgiveness

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