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HOLY WEEK IN EASTER

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Holy Week is the anual Christian memorial of Jesús of Nazareths Passion, Death and Resurrection. Therefore, there is a period of intense liturgical activity within the various Christian confessions. It begins with Palm sunday and ends on Easter sunday, although its celebration usually begins several places last friday. The date of celebration is variable (between March and April depending on the year), as it depends on a moon calendar. Holy Week lies in front of the Lent, which ends in Passions week, where the Eucharist is celebrated on the weekend Saturday to Sunday of Resurrection. During the holy week there are many examples of popular religions throughout the world, highlighting the processions and the passengers representations.

A procession is a religious procession involving people traveling from one place to another or starting from one place and returning to it as a sign of their faith and theirrespective religious beliefs. The processes are held together with the holy week. In these processes, different groups grouped in brothers or religious brotherhood participate in ecclesiastical recognition. Thus, the brothers go to the streets with their brotherhood that comes with a step of Christ or the virgen Mary that is linked to a passage of passion. The members perform the stations dressed in tunics, penitents or Nazarenes.

Throughout the world there are celebrations related to the holy week, some of them highlighted as festivals of international tourist interest such as the Holy Week in Sevilla, and the Holy Week in Valladolid ( recognized sice 2014 as a intelectual heritage of humanity), Holy Week in Aragon or Holy Week in Zamora, wich has a major economic impact beyond their religious interests.

The processes of major tourist interest in Spain are the ones in the Mediterranean in the cities of Ferrol, Caceres, Cartagena, Cuenca, Granada, Leon, Lorca, Malaga, Murcia, Orihuela, Torrevieja, Palencia, Salamanca, Sevilla, Valladolid, Zamora and Vivero is declared international tourist interest.