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Semana Santa Spain 2024: Date, History, Significance

Every year, Semana Santa is observed in Spain during the week immediately before Easter. In 2024, it will be held from March 24 to 31. It is also called Holy Week and is celebrated by Catholics to commemorate the Passion of Jesus Christ, his suffering, and death on the cross. On this day, religious brotherhoods and fraternities conduct penance processions through the streets during this week.

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Semana Santa Spain – Dates

2024March 24Sunday
2025March 24Monday
2026March 24Tuesday
2027March 24Wednesday
2028March 24Friday

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What other countries celebrate Semana Santa?

Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Bolivia, Guatemala, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, and others celebrate this day.

What is Easter called in Spain?

Easter is known as ‘Pascua’ in Spain.

What foods are consumed during Semana Santa week?

People consume Popular meals including Torrijas, Potaje de Vigilia, Roscos Fritos, Sopa de Ajo, and Mona de Pascua during Semana Santa.


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