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24 March, 2015

YOU DON´T KNOW WHAT TO DO THIS EASTER?

Come to Alicante! Enjoy its climate, its streets and the events planned for those dates. Easter in Alicante is experienced through the passion for tradition and folklore. This year there are also gastronomy related developments, such as the I Gastronomic Days of Lent that we mentioned before, and the activities that take place around this religious festival.

When?

From March 29 to April 5 2015, Alicante can be discovered in many ways, but you can certainly enjoy its beaches, the warm climate and the gastronomy while discovering the peculiarities of Easter. It is a great experience!

Here we are going to list the most important events of Easter in the city of Alicante:

  • Viernes de Dolores: The Mediterranean Sea sees the arriving of the Christ of the Sea escorted by port police. This is when Easter starts in Alicante.
  • Lunes Santo: The Morenet, an ancient Christ that supposedly arrived to Alicante by sea in the fifteenth century, comes out. It is worth seeing his walk back along the gangway of Postiguet, next to the beach, in the dark of night.
  • Domingo de Ramos: is the most popular procession in Alicante. Tradition dictates wearing the white palm, and Alicante locals, especially children bring some spectacular ones. It is the only procession in which instead of Capuchins,the participants wear street clothes.
  • Martes Santo: Differents statues are carried out of the Basilica of Santa Maria by bearers. They kneel to not touch the gate at the exit of the basilica, thrilled by all the spectators who gather at the gates of this religious temple, which is also the oldest of the city.
  • Miércoles Santo: The old Town becomes a hive of people with the most peculiar procession of Easter in Alicante, the procession of Santa Cruz. Bearers walk the stairs and steep streets of the neighborhood until late at night, filling it with emotions and admiration.
  • Jueves Santo: the Holy Supper goes in procession through the streets of the centre. It is the largest in Spain and consists of thirteen figures. It reaches 3,000 kilos and needs about 200 bearers to carry it on their shoulders. The Procession of Silence leaves the Cathedral of St. Nicholas at midnight. This is the strictest procession of Easter in Alicante. Just the sound of drums and timbales breaks the silence and resonates in the streets of the city.
  • Viernes Santo: the processions are in the streets day and night. In the morning, bearers pass through the streets of Alicante and melodies accompany their passing. In the evening, the spectacular processions move in silence, except for songs performed by locals from their balconies and dedicated to the most important characters.
  • Domingo de Resurrección:  The joy returns with the representation of the passion and the death of Christ. The Virgin wears a cloak made of flowers that dazzles the people with its design every year, while she meets the carving of a triumphant Christ. The Town Hall Square fills with color, thousands of hallelujahs and colored pieces of paper that are thrown from the balconies at the carvings.  Hundreds of people watch the show that brings the Easter in Alicante to a spectacular end.

A lot of people enjoy the first holidays after the winter, traveling and relaxing for a few days by visiting the beach and catching some sun for the first time in a while. If you´re looking for accommodation for these dates, Hotel Alamo is perfect. Thanks to its location in the city center of Alicante, you will be around the corner from the beach and all of the Semana Santa events.

Hotel El Álamo

About Hotel El Álamo

Hotel situado en el corazón de la ciudad de Alicante. A 200 metros del mar, entre el centro de comercio, la playa del Postiguet y la zona de ocio del Puerto deportivo de Alicante.

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