What is Semana Santa

Carpets (“alfombras”) During Holy Week Carpets (“alfombras”) During Holy Week

Carpets (“alfombras”) On Good Friday, streets are covered with aromatic carpets... 

Semana Santa Processions Semana Santa Processions

All male or all female brotherhoods organize and walk in the processions. The brotherhoods... 

Semana Santa Dates Back to 16th Century Semana Santa Dates Back to 16th Century

The tradition of the Semana Santa dates back to the 16th century in Spain, when... 

Processions for Holy Week – History Processions for Holy Week – History

Today as throughout history, the celebration of Holy Week (Semana Santa) processions... 

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What Can I Expect to See

Semana Santa Components Semana Santa Components

Though the style and mood of Semana Santa through out the world varies from city... 

Elaborate Floats can Weigh as much as 7,000 pounds Elaborate Floats can Weigh as much as 7,000 pounds

“There is a Holy Vigil (velacióne) before each procession.  Holy Vigils generally... 

Planning Your Trip Planning Your Trip

Taking part in Semana Santa requires a good deal of advanced planning. Be prepared... 

Observations and Tips from My Semana Santa Trip to Antigua in 2008 Observations and Tips from My Semana Santa Trip to Antigua in 2008

Transportation—Plan on walking, so wear comfortable shoes as the streets are primarily... 

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Semana Santa Celebrations Around the World

Semana Santa 2010 Seville Spain Semana Santa 2010 Seville Spain

Semana Santa 2010 in Seville Spain! Over the next few days we will be in Seville Spain taking photos and video of Holy Week 2010, please check back with us over the next few days and up coming weeks for photos, video and details that make Semana Santa so special in the hearts of so many.  Read More →

Semana Santa in Mexico Semana Santa in Mexico

Creel, Chihuahua (Mexico) Creel, a mountainous indigenous community in northern Mexico, is a popular destination for Holy Week. Not only are there many activities to experience in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains, the Tarahumara Indians paint themselves white for Holy Week. They host a series of celebrations including dances and music that... [Read more of this review]

Semana Santa In Guatemala Semana Santa In Guatemala

Many towns and villages celebrate Semana Santa at Easter time. But no town celebrates it quite like Antigua, Guatemala. Holy Week is full of solemn activities that replicate the Passion and Crucifixion of Christ. The entire city participates in this yearly event, from the very young to the very old. Hundreds of locals dress in violet robes to accompany... [Read more of this review]

Semana Santa In Spain Semana Santa In Spain

Semana Santa Seville Spain Every year a million or more Spanish and foreign tourists flock to Seville to witness the spectacular processions of Holy Week, one of Europe’s most affecting and unforgettable events. Holy Week processions have centuries of history in much of Spain, but are most extravagantly staged in Seville. “During the whole of... [Read more of this review]

Semana Santa In Chile Semana Santa In Chile

Semana Santa is an important time throughout South  America. In Chile the tradition of “Cuasimodo” extends a week beyond Easter. Cuasimodo celebrations derive from the time when parish priests made their post-Easter rounds, accompanied by armed cowboy bodyguards. Also known as “Correr a Cristo” (Running to Christ), the day-long celebration... [Read more of this review]

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