The exceptional originality of Lorca’s Holy Week lies in the succession of traditional processions, with their carved images and penitents, together with a Passion procession in which passages from the Old Testament are enacted, all of this with notable reminiscences of the former festivities of Corpus Christi and baroque religious theatres. From 30/03/2012 to 08/04/2012.
Notable among the processions is the one organised by the Paso Encarnado on Holy Thursday in the district of San Cristóbal, that of the Paso Morado on the same day, or the Way of the Cross to Calvary. The enacted biblical cortège takes place every Good Friday, and its magnificence and spectacularity are the result of the secular rivalry of the two most charismatic confraternities: the Whites, dedicated to Our Lady of Bitterness, and the Blues, who worship Our Lady of Sorrows.
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