With the arrival of good weather and spring comes Holy Week, which this year has a special character, now without any restrictions and also with a forecast of good weather in the bay of La Herradura, on the western limit of the Costa Tropical of the province of Granada with the Costa del Sol of Malaga.
In this small coastal paradise that is La Herradura, devotion to Holy Week is lived with great fervor, which has filled the streets of this beautiful town on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea with tradition for centuries.
The same, Friday of Dolores, which this year is March 31, officially begins Holy Week in La Herradura with a mass and a solemn hand kiss to the Virgen de los Dolores on the day of her anniversary.
On Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023, emulating the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on the back of the famous donkey (small donkey), the Blessing of the palms and branches takes place in the Plaza de San José, after which is processed to the church of San José where a mass is celebrated.
The big day of Holy Week, in addition to Easter Sunday of course, is Holy Thursday, April 6, 2023, in which a mass is celebrated in the church of San José de la Herradura in memory of the Last Supper to start a circular Via Crucis, which begins and ends in the aforementioned church of La Herradura.
On Easter Sunday, the celebrations begin at half past eleven in the morning, with Holy Mass in the parish of San José and then the Easter party will continue with the procession of Our Risen Lord through the main streets of the municipality.
The devotion to the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ is maintained with great fervor and faith by the Brotherhood of the Most Holy Sepulcher and Most Holy Virgin of Sorrows of La Herradura, which is the one that organizes all the events of Holy Week in La Herradura. From the parish of San José (patron saint of the population) of La Herradura.
If you have the opportunity, do not miss the overwhelming and intimate processions of La Herradura, or any of the Passionist celebrations that take place on the Costa Tropical of Granada, together with the religious cults typical of these days, for a reason they are one of the most expected of the year, both by the inhabitants and by all the visitors who come from all corners of the world to enjoy Holy Week.
And also, thanks to the wonderful climate of La Herradura, you can also enjoy the beach, the sun, the beach bars and the fried fish for weeks. Come and enjoy it, don’t wait for them to tell you.