Easter week in Alcalá de Guadaíra

Easter week in Alcalá de Guadaíra
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The city has one of the oldest religious traditions in the province. Its Easter Week has unique features which differentiate it from those of the surrounding area. Everything surrounding the brotherhood of La Hermandad de Jesús Nazareno is particularly striking. It has its own cohort, known as the “Jews”, which parades through the city on Easter Thursday morning waving a flag and announcing Christ's Sentence. The Brotherhood leaves from Santiago in the early hours to parade through the city and reaches the Bridge at daylight where it commemorates Christ's Arrest. From here the brotherhood climbs up to Mount Calvario, to the San Roque hermitage where the three floats join together, those of Jesús, San Juan and the Virgen del Socorro. These are known “Las Carreritas de San Juan” (floats meeting each other on the run).

The Brotherhood of El Santo Entierro also has its own cohort and has the allegorical float of "El Triunfo de la Cruz sobre la Muerte" (Triumph of the Cross Over Death) popularly called “Canine”. Easter Week also has processions on Palm Sunday (the brotherhoods of La Borriquita and El Rosario), Easter Tuesday (Brotherhood of El Perdón), Wednesday (Brotherhood of El Cautivo) and Maundy Thursday (Brotherhood of La Amargura). A recent incorporation has been the Brotherhood of El Soberano Poder, which parades on Passion Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday. All this is accompanied by the unique sound of the "saeta" (sacred song) of Alcalá. Easter Week in Alcalá has been declared a Fiesta of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia.

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