Easter in Andalusia: Palm Sunday Procession in Ronda

Easter Palm Sunday Procession Ronda

Palm Sunday Procession through Ronda in Andalusia

To the Spaniards the Holy weeks is indeed holy – and that’s the reason why they celebrate it. Especially in the south, in Andalusia it is celebrated at a large scale. During the whole Holy Week many processions throughout the cities take place. More than a hundert people are part of those processions.

The Processions

In Spain many so-called hermandades – brotherhoods – exist and in Semana Santa – Holy Week – they march through the streets. Those processions take many hours, because the thrones of Jesus and Mary weigh up to a couple of tons and are carried by men.

The Nazarenos walk on top of the procession followed by a throne with Jesus. After them a marching band, then more Nazarenos, the throne with Mary and then another marching band.

Here is a short video to show you how it feels like to be right there:

 

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Palmsonntag Prozession Ronda Andalusien Spanien

Keep on travelling,

Viki

Note: Mil gracias to the Spanish Tourism Board and Costa del Sol for the lovely time in Andalusia.

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4 Comments

  • You have an exciting life Viki! I wish to be like you, travel the world and live my life to its fullest.

    Easter Sunday will be very special in Andalusia, thanks for sharing the photos. I hope next year my family could celebrate the Holy in a special and spirit-filled place like this.

  • The place celebrates Easter extravagantly! Christian people will definitely enjoy visiting Andalusia during Holy Week because of its traditional activities. I enjoyed looking at the pictures.

    • I think not only Christians will enjoy this spectacle! I thought I was used to Easter traditions from Austria, but Spain just tops it off!

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