Semana Santa dates are flexible. In other words, they vary from year to year and can take place from later March to late April.
In Seville, Easter activities must be perfectly organized. In this sense, the processions’ schedule has to be strictly coordinated and respected as every day 8 or 9 processions can take place.
“What is Easter?” is probably the most frequent question I’m asked when it comes to Seville. And I can understand why: apart from the Cathedral, the Alcázar and other hidden gems, this gorgeous city is very well know for its Holy Week celebrations.
In Seville, Semana Santa celebrations are really impressive. It’s definitely my favorite holiday for many reasons. The city transforms itself into a place of repentance, grief and symbolic darkness, despite the aesthetic couldn’t be more colorful.
In Sevilla, Semana Santa is the most important event of the year for the hermandades (brotherhoods), also known as cofradías.
Are you wondering how to survive Holy Week in Seville with children? There’s nothing to worry about.
The religious period known as the Semana Santa is the week before Easter. Seville comes alive during the Holy Week, when all sorts of events take place and more particularly the processions.
Easter in Seville is observed from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. For 7 days, crowds of people join the brotherhoods (hermandades and cofradías) with austerity, fervor and enthusiasm.
There’s nothing greater than Holy Week, Seville’s biggest celebration of the year. Between Palm Sunday and Easter, 60 processions will take place. So many cofradías and pasos invade the streets simultaneously that you’ll need to have a look at the schedule to plan your route.
Semana Santa in Seville is probably the most famous Holy Week celebration in the world.