Holy Week in Valencia
If you´re on holidays in Valencia for the Holy Week, looking for a bit of relaxation why don´t share as well the religious mood that surrounds the Maritime District, the coastal villages of el Grao, el Cabanyal y el Canyamelar, during those days, next to the beach.
There are processions every day of the Holy Week with statues representing part of the Easter History.
Don´t miss the Olive Tree Procesión on Holy Wednesday or the ”Tamborada” on Holy Thursday (only drums beating in the band)
Some of the processions leading to the beach to pray for those who died in the sea and for worldwide peace.
This is a logical fact, the sailormen need to be protected in their tasks and they pray to God for that protection. As the saying goes “ Let´s go into the sea if you wish to pray”. So, this became a tradition that nowadays put together to many “Hermandades” ( brotherhood associations) and “Cofradías” (Guilds) showing in their processions fine pieces of art of reputed sculptors such as Mariano Benlliure, Carmelo Vicent, José Estellés or Francisco Teruel among others.
Clothing changes according the association. Tunics, sashs and hoods from different colours keep meaning with the Image they scort, and historical uniforms on solemn parade go with them.
At the free entry Semana Santa Marinera Museum, close to the Valencia harbour (calle Rosario nº1) you´ll find old Images and a pretty collection of the garments used in older processions and parades. Military varied uniforms, romans, pretorian, napoleonics or
Crusaders as well as tunics and hoods of older times.
It´s worthwhile to visit it.
Accommodation for Holy Week
During Holy Week is almost impossible to find a hotel, aparthotels, holiday apartments, serviced apartments or good quality accommodation because all hotels in the city of Valencia are fully booked.
For this reason we suggest you to book in advance an accommodation in Valencia. Valencia Flats is a top company for holiday apartments in Valencia, 167 holiday apartments, aparthotels with same services as a hotel in Valencia.
Come to Valencia for Holy Week 2012 and book your accommodation in our holiday appartments!
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