With regard to the religious celebrations, Avilés takes the palm and adds seven brotherhoods with their respective processional steps that run through the streets of the town between Palm Sunday and Holy Saturday. Stresses the emotionality of the traditional Silence procession, a procession that is also a protagonist in the fishing village of Cudillero, in western Asturias.
En Gijón, whose Holy Week dates back to the seventeenth century, highlights the image of his images, recovered after the civil war.
Holy Week Asturias 2023
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En Villaviciosa it is said to celebrate the oldest Easter of all Asturian women. The Brotherhood of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, made up of more than 2000 brothers, is the center of all religious acts. Festival of Regional Tourist Interest.
Luarca It enjoys some of the most multitudinous and devout processions of the Asturian West.
In The parish of Besullo (Cangas del Narcea) an ancestral tradition is kept alive. On Holy Saturday, before midnight arrives, a bonfire called Fumaza is lit. All the congregants dance and dance around it throughout the night. This dance, more profane than religious, is accompanied by the tasting of bocho, a sweet bread that is handmade by this time.
In Asturias, on these dates, the Living Way of the Cross in various locations. On Villanueva de Oscos, we can attend a popular representation of the Passion according to San Marcos in which all the neighbors participate on Holy Thursday. in the parish of Saint Stephen of Pianton belonging to the western municipality of VegadeoIn addition to the processions, the reproduction of the central events of the Passion staged by the residents is also organised. A representation of great realism like the one that happens in Infiesto with "Sanhedrin" included, the trial that the high priests made to Jesus before being crucified, one of the most famous dramatizations of Holy Week in Asturias on Holy Thursday. In this same town, also on Holy Thursday, the Last Supper -in the parish church- and the Prayer in the Garden of Olives, in the Plaza Mayor; the Good Friday is the main course with the staging of the Passion of Christ along the main street of the capital of Piloñesa.
Holy Week in Infiesto 2023
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En Ribadesella, in eastern Asturias, stands out for its spectacular maritime Way of the Cross on Friday night, with the burning of crosses, and its famous Horse Race on Santa Marina Beach that same morning.
Horse race in Santa Marina
Good Friday and Saturday mornings, the riosellana beach of Santa Marina it becomes a …
En Santo Adriano, celebrate the famous Xuntanza on Saturday, with dances around the bonfire and performances of folk groups.
They complete the range of Asturian towns where Holy Week is celebrated with great showiness, Oviedo, Santa María de LLas (Cabrales), Cangas de Narcea, Cangas de Onís, Covadonga (Cangas de Onís), Grado, Lastres (Colunga), LLanes, Luanco (Gozón), Miranda (Avilés), Pravia, Nava, Salas, Tapia de Casariego.
Easter Monday and Tuesday Holy Week continues in Avilés and Pola de Siero, with its multitudinous and declared festivals of Regional Tourist Interest. The Bollu Festival in Avilés Easter Monday, is a culinary event and an exaltation of folklore and the Asturian costume. The Feast of the Pinot Eggs, Easter Tuesday in Pola de Siero, is a festival in which the streets are filled with stalls selling eggs painted in watercolor, ink, tempera, with regional motifs, alluding to politics, comedy... The festival is very crowded and consists in wandering around, giving each other eggs, going to cider houses and folixa.
Polar Eggs by Pola de Siero
We are talking here about one of the most popular parties in the Holy Week in Asturias. The …
Bollu Party in Avilés
With more than 120 years of history, the Bollu Festival in Avilés is one of the milestones of Holy Week…
Another attraction of the Asturian Holy Week is the food, which takes shape in a good number of gastronomic with spring products and obliged traditional recipe dishes. We have the Festival de la Marañuela, a sweet artisan, in Luanco, or the Days of the Pixín (Rape) in Muros del Nalón and San Esteban de Pravia; the Taramundi Cheese Contest, the Jornadas del Cordero in Muniello (Gozón); the gastronomic days of the Mejillón in the Barzenas (Castrillón) or those of the Bacalao in Salinas. Among many other appointments of culinary interest.
Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com