From Palm Sunday to Resurrection, the processions that commemorate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus take place back to back. The streets of Ferrol are filled with religious fervour and hustle and bustle, around the footsteps of its five guilds, heirs to a secular tradition and an underlying popular spirit that resists social and generational changes. The most colourful, multitudinous, emotional and solemn of all are those of Good Friday: in the morning, the Holy Encounter, in the Plaza de Amboage square; in the afternoon, the Holy Burial, of a markedly ceremonial nature, in which the Holy Urn is carried, an authentic symbol of Holy Week in Ferrol and, at night, the thrilling procession of the Caladiños, which runs through the streets of the town centre of the Magdalena, honouring John the Apostle, Cruz Sudario and Our Lady of Sorrows, and leaves at dawn, after the traditional Salve Regina hymn.
On Holy Thursday, the procession of the Santísimo Cristo de la Compasión and María Santísima de la Piedad takes place, the longest and most numerous of all, in which 1,800 brotherhoods, seven processions and nine music bands participate and which ends with the emotional chorus of the Brilat militarymen.
Not to be missed:
Procession of the Caladiños, on the evening of Good Friday.