Name: Seville Holy Week (Semana Santa)
Date: April 9th to 16th. 2017
Description: Holy Week is one of Seville’s two biggest annual festivals, the other being the Seville Fair, which follows two weeks later. It is celebrated in the week leading up to Easter, and features the procession of pasos, floats of lifelike wooden sculptures of individual scenes of the events of the Passion, and of the grieving Virgin Mary.
The core events in Semana Santa are the processions of the brotherhoods, known as estación de penitencia (stations of penance), from their home church or chapel to the Seville Cathedral and back. The last section before arriving at the Cathedral is where they all come together and is called the Carrera Oficial.