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Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias
  • Holy Week in Asturias

Living the processions and much more

Holy Week in Asturias calls many popular demonstrations in many towns and villages of the Principality. Accompanying the processions, the steps, and the faithful who take the streets, there is a good number of parallel festivities of a profane nature, as well as a wide variety of gastronomic menus associated with these dates, and another good amount of activities of a playful nature and folklore that make Holy Week more attractive in the region.


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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 17th century, highlights the tradition of its images, recovered after the Spanish Civil War.

En the Cathedral of Oviedo Every year they organize a good number of religious events, beginning with the Blessing of Palms, vigil, celebration of the Passion of the Lord, the Easter Mass...

Semana Santa Oviedo 2024

Semana Santa Oviedo 2024

Holy Week Oviedo 2024 Events…

Holy Week Asturias 2024

Holy Week Asturias 2024

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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.

Holy Week Villaviciosa 2024

Holy Week Villaviciosa 2024

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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.

En Ribadesella, in eastern Asturias, highlights its spectacular maritime Via Crucis on Friday night, and its famous Horse Race on Santa Marina Beach that same morning.

Horse race in Santa Marina

Horse race in Santa Marina

On the mornings of Friday and Holy Saturday, the Santa Marina beach of Rio de Janeiro becomes a racecourse…

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

Polar Eggs by Pola de Siero

We are talking here about one of the most popular festivals of Holy Week in Asturias. The Huevos Pintos, which are…

Bollu Festival in Avilés

Bollu Party in Avilés

With more than 120 years of history, the Bollu Festival in Avilés is one of the milestones of Holy Week…

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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 Copyright Ramón Molleda




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