The start of Easter celebrations

Saturday March 20th is the official proclamation (pregón) of Semana Santa (Easter Week – Holy Week) and it will take place at the Iglesia El Salvador on the Balcon de Europa from nine o’clock in the evening.

The scientific approach

The Councilor for Tourism, José Miguel García, has stated that tourist occupancy rates during Semana Santa were around ‘100%’.

‘Live’ from Sevilla

You can watch ‘live’ coverage of the Semana Santa processions in Sevilla HERE. You will need the Microsoft Silverlight plugin to view properly.

A request

Residents along the Semana Santa procession routes in particular, and in the centre of town in general, are requested not to put out rubbish bags until after the processions have passed by.

Change of mind in Córdoba

The religious brotherhoods in Córdoba have now decided against wearing a white tie or ribbon during the upcoming Semana Santa processions and celebrations.

Brotherhood secures prisoner release

For the fifth year, a prisoner is benefitting from the ancient rite of being released from prison at the request of the religious brotherhoods.

Easter Sunday, a happy day for one local resident

The final Semana Santa procession in Nerja went off without any hitches, a colourful affair with the penitents dressed in their red and white costumes. And it was an expecially happy time for one participant in particular.

Semana Santa in Nerja

A little look at the Semana Santa procession in Nerja yesterday. (It is quite a noisy procession, so be prepared to turn down your speakers!) One of the superstitions in Spain is that, if when you begin to sing, it starts to rain then it is a divine comment on your vocal inabilities . One poor woman was literally in …

Nerja Hotel Occupancy

According to the Nerja Tourist Office, hotel occupancy in Nerja since the start of Semana Santa is running at an overall 97.1%. Some hotels, such as the Balcón de Europa and Villa Flamenca, are reporting 100% occupancy with bookings extending well into next week. So, all those complaining of slow business, the people are here, you’ve just got to get …