The procession of the Passion takes place at midnight on Good Friday. Various confraternities, brotherhoods and sisterhoods take part with their respective floats, including the Hermandad de las Siete Palabras and the Hermandad de Mujeres de la Santa Cruz, the latter dressed in their classic mantilla. At midnight, the Soledad and Caladiños processions take to the streets, with floats of Veronica, St. John and Our Lady of Solitude, accompanied by crowds of the faithful holding lit candles in a most amazing gathering.

Must-see: Procession of the Encuentro in the Main Square and portico of Santa María Church, a moving depiction of Christ falling with the cross on his back, and the Virgin, Veronica and St. John looking for him.'> The procession of the Passion takes place at midnight on Good Friday. Various confraternities, brotherhoods and sisterhoods take part with their respective floats, including the Hermandad de las Siete Palabras and the Hermandad de Mujeres de la Santa Cruz, the latter dressed in their classic mantilla. At midnight, the Soledad and Caladiños processions take to the streets, with floats of Veronica, St. John and Our Lady of Solitude, accompanied by crowds of the faithful holding lit candles in a most amazing gathering.

Must-see: Procession of the Encuentro in the Main Square and portico of Santa María Church, a moving depiction of Christ falling with the cross on his back, and the Virgin, Veronica and St. John looking for him.' /> The procession of the Passion takes place at midnight on Good Friday. Various confraternities, brotherhoods and sisterhoods take part with their respective floats, including the Hermandad de las Siete Palabras and the Hermandad de Mujeres de la Santa Cruz, the latter dressed in their classic mantilla. At midnight, the Soledad and Caladiños processions take to the streets, with floats of Veronica, St. John and Our Lady of Solitude, accompanied by crowds of the faithful holding lit candles in a most amazing gathering.

Must-see: Procession of the Encuentro in the Main Square and portico of Santa María Church, a moving depiction of Christ falling with the cross on his back, and the Virgin, Veronica and St. John looking for him.' /> FESTIVALS OF INTERNATIONAL TOURIST INTEREST SEMANA SANTA DE VIVEIRO IN VIVEIRO LUGO - GALICIA

SEMANA SANTA DE VIVEIRO

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Dates of celebration: 23/03 - 01/04
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Location

27850  Viveiro - Lugo

Coordinates:
43º 39' 43.0" N - 7º 35' 40.9" W

Description

Numerous floats, some of them articulated and displaying great artistry, are the protagonists of the solemn Holy Week processions in Viveiro. The local confraternities and brotherhoods fill the town's streets with an intimate religious atmosphere. Eucharists, Stations of the Cross, drumming and more ... all leading up to the major holy days. The most fascinating celebrations begin on Maundy Thursday with two processions, the Last Supper and the Prendimiento (Arrest of Jesus). The float for the first was created in 1808 by an artisan who used sailors from the port in neighbouring San Cibrao as models for the figures of the Apostles. The second is organized by the Brotherhood of the Prendimiento, which is easy to spot in its red and white tunics and hoods. The procession of the Encuentro (Meeting) is held on the morning of Good Friday. This is another moving ceremony, which includes Christ's falls, as well as figures of the Mater Dolorosa, St. John and Veronica. It is followed with growing interest by crowds from both balconies and streets. In the afternoon, the Desenclavo (Descent from the Cross) is followed by the procession of the Santo Entierro (Holy Burial), the most extravagant of all. The carriers of the float dress in black ankle-length tunics and large hoods with a mask.<br>
The procession of the Passion takes place at midnight on Good Friday. Various confraternities, brotherhoods and sisterhoods take part with their respective floats, including the Hermandad de las Siete Palabras and the Hermandad de Mujeres de la Santa Cruz, the latter dressed in their classic mantilla. At midnight, the Soledad and Caladiños processions take to the streets, with floats of Veronica, St. John and Our Lady of Solitude, accompanied by crowds of the faithful holding lit candles in a most amazing gathering.<br>
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Procession of the Encuentro in the Main Square and portico of Santa María Church, a moving depiction of Christ falling with the cross on his back, and the Virgin, Veronica and St. John looking for him.

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Last update: 26/03/2018
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