Date(s) - 16/04/2017 - 23/04/2017
Muro Old Town
On Palm Sunday we celebrate that Jesus entered Jerusalem with his disciples and a large crowd, who hailed him as the son of David to come. Children climbed up the trees, picked olive branches and brandished them victoriously, shouting hooray! Adults took their cloaks off and laid them on the floor, marking the path of he who came in the name of the Lord. The Christian people continue picking olive branches and keep a branch or a palm leaf on their windows or balconies as a sign of the presence of the Lord that has come here as the Saviour.
Maundy Thursday is a special day. Jesus established the Eucharist and priesthood. At night there is a parade featuring the following brotherhoods: Mare de Déu de la Soledat (dressed in black), Sant Joan Baptista (dressed in red), Sant Francesc d’Assís, Mare de Déu de Lluc, Crist del Gran Poder, Mare de Déu de l’Esperança, Vir Doloris, Doloroses and Prohomonia de La Sang.
On Good Friday, a mass is held in the parish church. The congregation solemnly read the Passion of Christ.
On Easter Saturday, at night, the church fills with light and music: Christ has risen from the dead. On Passion Sunday, the people meet in the square to watch the fireworks and sing.