YOUR CALENDAR OF PROCESSIONS DURING SEMANA SANTA 2024 IN MADRID

YOUR CALENDAR OF PROCESSIONS DURING SEMANA SANTA 2024 IN MADRID »

17 Mar, 2024
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Religious processions, quaint and colorful almost by definition, are less grandiose in Madrid than, say, in Andalusia. If only for this reason, perhaps they're all the better for it. See for yourself and add a new meaning to your Easter! Don't just take pictures. Join!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Seekers of the Sun,” 27 October 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Seekers of the Sun,” 27 October 1972 »

17 Feb, 2024
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"Massive foreign invasion is occurring on the sunny shores of the incredibly blue Mediterranean. Tourists barrel in by jet planes and on package tours lured by the sun, the affordable prices, and the grace and fire of  the people and their rich culture."

HOLY WEEK IN BANDUXU WHERE NOTHING EVER HAPPENS

HOLY WEEK IN BANDUXU WHERE NOTHING EVER HAPPENS »

31 Mar, 2023
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There’s a remote village in central Asturias (dubbed “Paraiso Natural”) where you could leave behind your boringly busy life for a while and literally do nothing! Away from everything except a cow or two and the spectacular views of the mountains. No bars. No wi-fi connection. No facilities. No nothing. Except your own wits. No bars. No wi-fi connection. No facilities. Except your own wits.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Secret Spring of Spain,” 12 April 1968

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Secret Spring of Spain,” 12 April 1968 »

15 Jun, 2022
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If you are not careful, you’ll miss spring in Spain altogether and spend most of your life wondering how you did it. It’s not hard, because the meteorological border is pretty indefinite; one day it is a dull, cold, rainy winter day and POW… suddenly it’s summer. There are ways to catch it though, and it all depends on how much attention you pay and where you are in the very changeable land of Spain.

YOUR BASIC COURSE IN THE SPANISH SEMANA SANTA

YOUR BASIC COURSE IN THE SPANISH SEMANA SANTA »

24 Mar, 2021
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Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is a celebration of the Passion of Christ and the Sorrows of the Virgin Mary. It is a solemn occasion but it could actually be "glamorous" too. When's the Week in 2021? Sunday, 28 March - Sunday, 4 April.

STATESIDE STORIES: ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’

STATESIDE STORIES: ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’ »

3 Apr, 2019
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Spring - Semana Santa - Easter - Brexit - Elizabeth II

FOUR CURES FOR THE HOLY WEEK HANGOVER

FOUR CURES FOR THE HOLY WEEK HANGOVER »

17 Apr, 2017
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Detox!

THE PASSION & PAGEANTRY OF THE SEMANA SANTA IN SEVILLE

THE PASSION & PAGEANTRY OF THE SEMANA SANTA IN SEVILLE »

10 Apr, 2017
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You can’t beat Seville, the land of the fiery, when it comes to the passion and pageantry of Spain’s Semana Santa

SEMANA SANTA IN AVILA. JOIN! YOU’LL LOVE IT

SEMANA SANTA IN AVILA. JOIN! YOU’LL LOVE IT »

20 Mar, 2016
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Join the celebrations of the of the Holy Week (21-27 March 2016) in Avila. It's bound to be a memorable experience for you!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “HOLY WEEK PRELUDE”, 23 April 1976

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “HOLY WEEK PRELUDE”, 23 April 1976 »

16 Mar, 2016
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"In Spain, the Semana Santa without the religious processions would not be Semana Santa. But there's more to the Holy Week than these corteges of lifelike images of the crucified Jesus and Our Lady of Sorrows, his sorrowful mother. For the inveterate music lover concert programming need not be interrupted just because it is Holy Week"