Take the opportunity to get to know the most traditional Easter on the Costa Blanca.
Spring is already approaching one of the most traditional and passionate festivals in Spain. The Holy Week. The good weather and the desired Easter holidays give way to a lot of different activities that take place between April 14 and 21, 2019, although the dates vary according to the year. We invite you to keep reading to know all the plans.
The processions of Holy Week
If you are in Alicante, you can not miss the passes and the processions. The tours through the Old Town will leave you speechless and we will highlight four of the most popular in the city.
El Cristo Morenet, you can see it leaving on Holy Monday from the Virgen del Socorro Hermitage, making a circular route until you enter the Hermitage again. This Christ is said to have arrived in the city by the sea.
We also recommend that you go to see the procession carried out by the Hermandad de la Santa Cruz in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, one of the most exciting and known by the inhabitants of Alicante. Its steep stairs are filled with colorful flowers for the long-awaited occasion. You can see this procession on Holy Wednesday.
If you have occasion to take a trip we recommend you to visit Orihuela. His pass “The Devil” is declared of International Tourist Interest. This is the only demon in Spain that goes out in a procession. The pass is characterized by being composed of a white sphere with an angel and at the base there is a devil and a skeleton. For this reason, at this stage the pass is not allowed to enter churches. It is one of the most unique and ancient to participate in Holy Week.
Finally, we recommend that you see the Santa Cena pass celebrated on Holy Thursday. The amazing thing about this pass is the use of real food that is donated at the end of this one.
If you do not declare yourself a fan of traditional plans and religious customs we also have activities designed for the whole family to spend a fantastic Easter.
The typical gastronomy of Holy Week
During Holy Week the province of Alicante is filled with traditional cuisine with centennial dishes and desserts to suck your fingers. The houses are full of aroma of stews, pastries and hot ovens.
During Holy Thursday it is typical to go for tapas in the local area, where you can try some Lenten dishes, such as boiled beans, camarrojas with boot sardines or salted bonito with raw tender beans.
As sweet highlights, without a doubt, you should try the pancakes in broth and the amohabanas (a kind of sweet bread).
Feel the nature
As we have said before, Holy Week is accompanied by good weather, blue skies and lots of sunshine. This makes it a perfect time to go cycling or hiking along the Gran Costa Blanca Interior Route and enjoy the beautiful landscapes.
Or if you are one of those who are very hot, you can take the swimsuit and enjoy the beaches and coves of Costa Blanca.
As you have been able to observe, the Costa Blanca has a great leisure offer during Holy Week that you can enjoy whenever you want, having a home there.
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