A total of 40 people died in 33 fatal accidents on the roads in Spain over the Holy Week period, with a further 15 seriously injured. Five of the fatalities occurred in Andalucía.
A total of 742,000 tourists visited Andalucia during Holy Week, a 4.4% increase compared to 2010, while spending remained roughly the same as last year at €358 million.
Palm Sunday – Domingo de Ramos – and the first procession of Semana Santa 2011 in Nerja. Palm Sunday, the first Sunday before Easter, commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Following a benediction at the Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Angustias in Plaza de la Ermita, the palm-waving procession made its way down to the iglesia El Salvador on …
Over 8.5 million passengers are expected to pass through Spanish airports during Easter Week, an increase of 9.7% on last year.
Holy Week in Sevilla this year sees an important change as it will be the first time that all the brotherhoods will be able to include women as Nazarenes.
The governing body of the Málaga Association of Brotherhoods and Guilds (Agrupación de Cofradías de Málaga) has elected José Antonio Domínguez Bandera (Antonio Banderas) as speaker (pregonero) during Holy Week in 2011, an appointment approved by the Bishop of Málaga, Jesús Catalá.
As three million people take to the roads in Andalucía for the Holy Week holday period, hotel occupancy in the region is expected to be around the 80% mark, pretty similar to last year.