Alicante At Easter.
Last year we visited Alicante to see the Semana Santa Easter Parade. It was well worth the 30 minute journey to see this solemn to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ. The noise from the drums could be heard all over the city and the weather was fantastic. There are similar fiestas and parades all over Spain at this time of the year but normally the weather can be unpredictable.
Semana Santa is Spain’s version of Easter – it’s bigger, better, more pious and more Spanish than any eggs and bunny equivalent you’ve experienced elsewhere in the world.Semana Santa goes on for more than week, rather than the usual four days that is common in the US and UK.Domingo de la Resurreccion (Resurrection Sunday) is on the same day as our Easter Sunday.
Seeing men dressed up in outfits that resemble the American klu klux clan can be quite intimidating even although they come in all differen bright colours.
The ladies are normaly dressed in black and walk very slowly behind the men.
The video below will give you an idea how seriously the Spanish treat this very religious week and how it is worth seeing.
Happy Easter everyone.