Throwback Thursday – Semana Santa Part One- March 19-27, 2016


In Spain, Easter (Semana Santa; Holy Week) is a very significant time of year where the majority of the country celebrates with processions/church services. In order to celebrate everything properly the entire week before Good Friday is a holiday (instead of only two days off, Good Friday and Easter Monday). Since we had so much time at our disposal, Julen and I took advantage of the holidays and spent nine days travelling to three cities south of Barcelona; Valencia, Murcia, and Granada. Stay tuned to find out about our time in Murcia and Granada.

In Valencia, we attended the annual Las Fallas event where artists construct giant works of art that are displayed in various locations around the city for one week then on the 8th day (March 19) are burned in the ground. We were able to watch 3 displays burn since they are all burned at different times (the fire…

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