Holy Week 2019 in Granada

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Do you know the Holy Week in Granada?

Holy Week (Semana Santa) in Granada is an incredible religious event that stands out for the beauty of its traditional processions.



It was declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest, equal recognition was given in Andalusia only to the Semana Santa of Malaga and Seville. 


In 2019, Holy Week in Granada is celebrated from 14 to 21 April. 

During Holy Week, Granada turns into an authentic stage where everything is part of the celebration: the Passion.

Traffic stops, people invade the streets and the air smells of incense and orange blossom. 


Let's find out together the calendar of events, brotherhoods, timetables and routes to attend the processions:

Palm Sunday (April 14)

On Palm Sunday 5 brotherhoods will perform in processions through the streets of Granada.


Borriquilla 

Departure of the procession: Cathedral at 16pm.

Brotherhood: Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and Our Lady of Peace fondata nel 1947.

Clothes: White tunic with the cross of San Andrés and with white cuffs and buttons. Blue cap with blue and white shield. Children dress up as Jews.

Holy Supper


Departure of the procession: Santo Domingo Church at 18pm.

Brotherhood: Nazarenes of the Sacramental Supper and Holy Mary of Victoria fondata nel 1926.

Clothes: Hood and red tunic

The wonders

Departure of the procession: Chiesa de San Pedro and San Pablo at 18:00.

Brotherhood: Nazarenes of Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Sentencia and María Santísima de las Maravillas fondata nel 1944.

Clothes: Burgundy velvet hood, white tunic.

Jesus Stripped

Departure of the procession:  Brotherhood House of the Brotherhood at 19:00.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of the Blessed Sacrament and Brotherhood of Nazarenes of Our Father Jesus Stripped of his clothes, Holy Mary of the Sweet Name and Saint John the Evangelist fondata nel 1986.

Clothes: White tunic and hood, with belt and hazelnut sandals. At the height of the chest they have the shield of the brotherhood embroidered.


Incarnation

Departure of the procession: Church of the Sagrario at 16pm.

Brotherhood: Sacramental Brotherhood of San Francisco de Asís and Santa Clara and Royal Brotherhood of Penance of Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo and María Santísima de la Encarnación founded in 1981.


Clothes: Brown tunic, with white hood and Franciscan cord.

Holy Monday (April 15)

Holy Monday in Granada is the turn of the Zaídin neighborhood. On the streets of Granada 5 brotherhoods will perform in the processions:

The light

Departure of the procession: Corpus Christi Church at 16pm.


Brotherhood: Brotherhood of Charity of the Holy Christ of Work and Our Lady of Light founded in 1985.

Clothes: Pomegranate tunic and hood, with green drawstring and buttons.

Virgin of Sorrows

Departure of the procession: Chiesa de San Pedro and San Pablo at 18:00.

Brotherhood: Our Lady of Sorrows fondata nel 1937.

Clothes: White wool tunic and hood, without cloak, with the cross of San Andrés and three nails in the chest.

Jesus of the Rescue

Departure of the procession: Church of Santa María Magdalena at 18pm.

Brotherhood: Nuestro Padre Jesús del Rescate fondata nel 1925.

Clothes: Cardinal velvet tunic, scarlet satin hood and gold-colored band. High officials wear gold damask cloaks.

The orchard


Departure of the procession: Convent of the Comendadoras de Santiago at 18:30.

Brotherhood: Prayer of Our Lord in the Garden of Olives and Holy Mary of Bitterness fondata nel 1943.

Clothes: White tunic with blue and white cape. Blue velvet hood with the brotherhood shield at chest height.


Christ of Saint Augustine

Departure of the procession: Monastery Santo Ángel Custodio at 20:45 PM.

Brotherhood: Sacramental Brotherhood of the Holy Christ of Saint Augustine, Jesés Nazareno de las Penas, Our Mother Lady of Consolation and Holy Guardian Angel fondata nel 1679.

Clothes: Black tunic and hood. Black Franciscan sandals and black socks.


Holy Tuesday (April 16)

The Lanzada

Departure of the procession: Parish Church of Our Lady of Sorrows at 16:45 pm.

Brotherhood: Hermandad de Penitencia del Santísimo Cristo de la Lanzada and María Santísima de la Caridad fondata nel 1983.

Clothes: White tunic with purple cape and hood, black sash and buttons.

Via Crucis

Departure of the procession: Chiesa de San Juan de los Reyes at 17:00.

Brotherhood: Royal Brotherhood of the Holy Way of the Cross, Brotherhood of Nazarenes of Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Amargura, María Santísima de las Lágrimas and Nuestra Señora de los Reyes fondata nel 1917.

Clothes: Purple tunic and hood of the same color in velvet. Gold-colored band.

Esperanza

Departure of the procession: Santa Ana Church at 18:35 pm.

Brotherhood: Royal Brotherhood and Brotherhood of Nazarenes of Nuestro Padre Jesús del Gran Poder and Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza founded in 1927.

Clothes: Green tunic and cloak, white hood.

Humility

Departure of the procession: Santo Domingo Church at 19pm.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of the Lord of Humility, Soledad of Our Lady and Sweet Name of Jesus fondata nel 1925.

Clothes: Black tunic with purple hood and red cord.

Holy Wednesday (April 17)

Gypsies

Departure of the procession: Sacromonte Abbey at 16pm / return at 45am.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of the Santísimo Cristo del Consuelo and María Santísima del Sacromonte fondata nel 1939.

Clothes: Purple tunic with hood and red sash.

Students

Departure of the procession: Chiesa de San Justo y Pastor (university chapel) at 17pm.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of the Slavery of the Blessed Sacrament and University Brotherhood of Nuestro Señor de la Meditación and María Santísima de los Remedios fondata nel 1979.

Clothes: Pomegranate tunic with white buttoning.

The miseries

Departure of the procession: San Matías Church at 19pm.

Brotherhood: Sacramental Brotherhood of the Apostle San Matías and Illustrious and Fervorious Brotherhood of Penance of Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Paciencia and María Santísima de las Penas fondata nel 1959.

Clothes: Purple tunic and hood of the same color. The charges have a white cloak.

rosary

Departure of the procession: Santo Domingo Church at 19pm.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus of the Three Falls and Our Lady of the Rosary in their Sorrowful Mysteries of the Very Ancient, Pontifical, Royal and Illustrious Arch Confraternity of Our Lady of the Rosary founded in 1927.

Clothes: White tunic with cloak of the same color and purple hood.

Jesús Nazareno

Departure of the procession: Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites at 20:15.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno and María Santísima de la Merced fondata nel 1981.

Clothes: Purple tunic.

Holy Thursday (April 18)

It is nice to live Holy Thursday in the Albayzín district.

The Conception

Departure of the procession: Monastero de la Concepción at 16:30.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of Penance of Our Father Jesus of Love and Delivery and Holy Mary of the Conception founded in 1977.

Clothes: Black tunic and hood.

Salesians

Departure of the procession: Chiesa de María Auxiliadora at 16:45 PM.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of Penance of the Holy Christ of Redemption and Our Lady of Health fondata nel 1984.

Clothes: Black tunic and cloak with blue hood.

The Aurora

Departure of the procession: Chiesa de San Miguel Bajo at 17:45 pm.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of Nuestro Padre Jesús del Perdón and María Santísima de la Aurora fondata nel 1944.

Clothes: White tunic, hood and cloak.

The star

Departure of the procession: Church of San Cristóbal at 18pm.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of Nazarenes of Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Pasión and María Santísima de la Estrella fondata nel 1979.

Clothes: Black tunic and hood with gold-colored satin cape.

El Silencio

Departure of the procession: Parish of San Pedro y San Pablo at midnight. A procession that will travel the streets of Granada to the rhythm of the drum bringing silence and concentration. As it crosses the streets, the street lighting goes out.

Brotherhood: Sacramental Brotherhood of Señor San José y Ánimas and Brotherhood of the Holy Christ of Mercy founded in 1924.

Clothes: Black tunic and hood and Franciscan sandals.

Good Friday (April 19)

Railway

Departure of the procession: Chiesa de San Juan de Letrán at 16:30.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of Penance of the Holy Christ of the Good Death and Our Lady of Love and Work fondata nel 1953.

Clothes: Black tunic with hood and red sash.

Favors

Departure of the procession: Church of San Cecilio at 18 pm.

Brotherhood: Sacramental Brotherhood of Our Lady of Peace and Brotherhood of Penance of the Holy Christ of Favors and Holy Mary of Mercy Crowned fondata nel 1928.

Clothes: Burgundy tunic with 33 black buttons, burgundy velvet hood and black cape with brotherhood shield.

Escolapios

Departure of the procession: Chiesa de San José de Calasanz at 19:00.

Brotherhood: Hermandad Escolapia y Cofradía de Nazarenos del Santísimo Cristo de la Expiración, María Santísima del Mayor Dolor and San José de Calasanz fondata nel 1935.

Clothes: White tunic with hood and black cloak.

Entombment

Departure of the procession: Santa Ana Church at 20pm.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher and Our Lady of Solitude of Calvary

Loneliness

Departure of the procession: Santo Domingo Monastery at 13pm.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood and Brotherhood of Our Lady of Solitude and Descent of the Lord fondata nel 1561.

Clothes: Black tunic and yellow satin hood.

Holy Saturday (April 20)

Granada devotes every look to the Our Lady of the Alhambra. This is the only Holy Saturday procession in Granada: the solemn procession of the Nuestra Señora de las Angustias Coronada de Santa María de la Alhambra.

It is the image of the Virgen de las Angustias, patron saint of Granada, sitting at the foot of the Cross (sculpture from 1750 by Ruiz del Peral), one of the most representative processions of Holy Week in Granada.

Departure of the procession: Chiesa de Santa María de la Alhambra at 17:00 p.m.

Brotherhood: Sacramental Brotherhood of the Holy Trinity and Name of Jesus and Royal and Illustrious Brotherhood of Penance of Our Lady of Sorrows Crowned of Santa María de la Alhambra founded in 1928.

Clothes: Cream colored damask tunic. Blue damask cloak.

Easter (April 21)

The Facundillos

Departure of the procession: Santo Domingo Church at 10pm.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of the Lord of Humility, Soledad of Our Lady and Sweet Name of Jesus.

The resurrection

Departure of the procession: Chiesa de San Miguel Arcángel at 10:30.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of Our Lord of the Resurrection and Santa María del Triunfo founded in 1985.

Clothes: White tunic and hood.

Risen

Departure of the procession: Church of the Sagrario at 11:00.

Brotherhood: Brotherhood of the Holy Risen Christ and Our Lady of Joy fondata nel 1985.

Clothes: White tunic with light blue hood.





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