Semana Santa in Mijas

Semana SantaOne of the most famous Spanish celebrations, Semana Santa (Holy week) starts this year on April 17th. Thousands of local residents and tourists will flock to Mijas to witness the many processions that will take place in the village. The atmosphere during Semana Santa in Mijas will be a combination of faith and celebration.

The annual Christian commemoration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus begins with the first procession on Palm Sunday (April 17th) and continues until Easter Sunday (April 24th).

The Semana Santa processions consist of each of the Mijas religious brotherhoods carrying religious icons ‘tronos’ slowly around the village from one of the local churches. Each procession is accompanied by local bands playing music and the air becomes thick with the smell of burning incense and candles.

The Semana Santa processions in Mijas are:

  • April 17th 1pm Parroquia Inmaculada (Pollinica)
  • April 19th 7pm Ermita de San Sebastián (Traslado del Dulce Nombre de Jesús Nazareno)
  • April 20th 9pm Ermita de Nuestra Sra. de los Remedios (Cofradía del Santo Cristo de la Columna)
  • April 21st 6pm Parroquia de la Inmaculada (Hermanidad del Dulce nombre de Jesús Nazareno, María Stma. de los Dolores y San Juan Bautista)
  • April 21st 11:30pm Parroquia Inmaculada Concepción (Trasalado del dulce nombre de Jesús Nazareno)
  • April 22nd 4pm Parroquia de la Inmalculada Concepción (Hermanidad del Stmo. Cristo de la Paz, María Stma. de la Soledad y San Juan Evangelista y San Juan Evangelista)
  • April 22nd 8pm Parroquia de la Inmaculada (Hermanidad del Santo Entierro acompañado por María Stma. de la Soledad)
  • April 24th 12:00am Parroquia de la Inmalculado (Procesion del Stmo. Cristo Resucitado)
  • April 24th 12:30pm Parroquia de la Inmaculado (Procesion del Stmo. Cristo Resucitado)

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