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Lorca Easter Parade 2

Posted on: April 17, 2020

A year ago today, it was Maundy Thursday, when a friend and I attended a fabulous Easter parade in Lorca, here in Spain. Following my post from a couple of days ago, I decided it would be worth sharing more of this special event. Enjoy!

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Easter week, Semana Santa, provides the most impressive and emotional fiestas here in Spain. Processions and parades around the country mix historic, biblical, artistic, cultural and social themes. Members of the different brotherhoods, dressed in their characteristic robes, parade through the streets while dozens of costaleros on foot carry ornate religious icons called pasos. This is a spectacular sight whether you are religious or not. No where do they do this better than in the town of Lorca where in 2007 their Holy Week was declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest. Its origin dates back centuries ago. I was lucky to have witnessed this event last week and wrote about what we saw before the parade started in the previous post.

As promised, here are some pictures of the actual event.

I was especially in awe of the horse-drawn chariots and performing horses. At times I felt like…

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15 Responses to "Lorca Easter Parade 2"

That was a fun parade to see! Glad you suggested we go to it!

Such a great memory! Thanks for coming along.

What a fun time! I enjoyed virtually joining the crowd!

It was so much fun. Thanks for joining. xo

Such a shame that these eve vs had to be cancelled this year.

I know but better to keep the population alive. There will be next year! Stay safe.

I can see what you mean about like a scene from Ben Hur. That looks like a great time!

It was an incredible time and easy to get caught up in the excitement.

I remember the gorgeous pagentry from last year. With COVID 19, it was smart to cancel it this year? It is a magnificent event I’d love to see!

From March 14th everything has been cancelled here in Spain and it’s a good thing. So glad I went last year and got some good pictures. Stay safe. xo

[…] Another look back at the memories with some amazing photos via Lorca Easter Parade 2 […]

I recall this post Darlene. The efforts gone into the costumes and chariots and such is astonishing.

I´m so glad I got some good pictures as a reminder of the amazing event. I have never seen anything like it!!

Wow!

That was my comment too. Just Wow!!

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