Easter in Alicante is seafood, Mediterranean and, above all, very special. There are many Easter within this week of passion in which religion, folklore and tradition mix. Perhaps one aspect that distinguishes the Easter in Alicante is that it has the sea as an exceptional witness and light, the light of Alicante leaving prints of unsurpassed sunsets. Nearly thirty brotherhoods work throughout the year during the great days processions are spectacular and each with its own light shine. Music bands accompany the cadenced step of religious figures, all adorned with flowers, candles and candles that illuminate the Alicante processions.
It is the Mediterranean Sea that sees arrive on Good Friday Christ Sea port escorted by police. At that time starts Easter Alicante, whose preparation dates back months ago.
Easter Sunday. Easter in Alicante
Concourse palm trees witness the most popular and familiar of all Alicante procession celebrating the palms or Borriquita Palm Sunday. Hundreds of people accompany the passage of Jesus on his entry into Jerusalem. Tradition dictates carrying white palm and alicantinos, especially children, carrying palms in some cases are beautiful and spectacular filigrees. It is the only procession in which instead of the Capuchins street clothes alicantinos participate.
Monday Santo leaves the Morenet, an ancient Christ who came to Alicante by sea, have in the brotherhood, which in the fifteenth century, and that the color over the years was acquired by the effect of candles and the repainted is now a dark size that gives it its name. It is one of the most beloved Christs of the city and one of the spectacular processions of Alicante. If the output of the step is complicated because it must overcome some steep stairs, passing through the gateway Postiguet, next to the beach, around the parade is worth seeing in the dark of night.
Seville Detail candles of Our Lady of Sorrows and San Juan de la Palma.
Tuesday Santo can not miss steps leaving the Basilica of Santa Maria, in the purest Andalusian style are taken to sack and to leave his church bearers have to kneel down and almost touch the gate of the oldest temple Alicante. Hundreds of people leave close the square to see out the Christ of the Sea again unleashes the excitement among the spectators.
The blaring music the streets of Alicante and the Old Town is the protagonist of the most unique and folkloric procession of the city, Santa Cruz, worth not miss the Holy Wednesday for its peculiarity and showmanship, not without some emotion because raffled steps steep streets and stairs. It is the day in which more people are thrown to the street to watch the processions that the city develop until well into the night. The churches in every corner of the city have their steps and proudly decorated with flowers images depicting scenes from the life and passion of Christ.
Brotherhood of the Holy Supper.
Alicante is the biggest step of all Spain, the sacrament, that procession on Maundy Thursday. The brotherhood has a solidarity aspect is that after the procession donates food to put on the table the way to a nursing home: a table dressed in detail: dishes, glassware as well as fruits and vegetables, unleavened bread and even a pig roast kilos of freshly cooked food which gives greater realism to the set, consisting of 13 figures. They are the same that make up the Last Supper of Christ, so its weight reaches 3,000 kilos, and needs about 200 bearers to leave their shoulders.
At midnight she leaves the Cathedral of St. Nicholas the Procession of Silence, spectacular as the most austere of few out in the Easter of Alicante. It is known as the procession of the bags because participants wear a suit like a burlap sack and the silence of the night is broken by the sound of drums and timbales.
Good Friday processions are divided between morning and night. In the morning the sun accompanies the bearers passing through the street of Alicante and lilting melodies accompany the passage of bearers and bearers; night arrows sound deep and silent spectators enjoy spectacular processions. Joy returns Sunday on the streets of Alicante after the representation of the passion and death of Christ. The melodies are optimistic, the Virgin wears a cloak made of flowers every year dazzles the design of your drawing, while a carving of a triumphant Christ is with her. Easter Sunday is usually light. The Town Hall Square is full of colors, from the balconies thousands of doggerel or colored paper about sizes and hundreds of people are thrown contemplate the spectacle that puts the finishing touch to a week of beauty, contrasts, music, flowers and smell the candles leading ladies mantilla. Alicantinas brotherhoods brotherhoods and start thinking about next year because their efforts met always worthwhile.