Semana Santa time in Frigiliana

The good people of Frigiliana have been busy painting the outside of their homes. White paint is everywhere to be seen. Why? Because it is Semana Santa time across all of Spain and here in this ever pretty village.

The first parades through the village have taken place. A solemn mass took place on Friday the 7th of April and there was a procession from and to the church that evening. 

On Palm Sunday there was a traditional procession to the church, at the head of which were some of the most good looking horses from the area. Following behind were masked men representing the disciples and children of the village carrying palm branches. A short video of that procession can be watched below.

On Wednesday April 12th there will be the Procession del Cristo de la Caña. The scent of flowers will fill the air that evening. There are other events and processions taking place on the evenings of Thursday 13th and Friday 14th of April.

And then, at midnight on Saturday the 14th, there takes place possibly the most impressive procession of them all. The Solemn Vigil should be seen at least once in your lifetime. The smell of candle wax dominates as hundreds of candle carrying villagers of all ages walk from the church and around the village. Silence is golden on that evening and the hush that falls on Frigiliana is magical. Do try and stay up to watch this procession.

The following day, the atmosphere changes. Easter Sunday is the day of the resurrection. Those in the procession wear white and green costumes. They are accompanied by the marching band as they make their way through the village. The weather looks set to be sunny, warm and dry. So there is no excuse for you not to stand out and watch this procession, a highlight of which is shown below from the year 2015.

Any time of the year is a good time to visit fabulous Frigiliana. You don't have to be religiously minded to savour Semana Santa. It's an experience for all ages to witness.

Once seen, never forgotten.


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