• The Network is currently in the selection process as a candidate route for the European Cultural Itinerary of the Council of Europe
  • It participates, between September 29 and October 1, in the Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

29.09.2021.- The European Network of Holy Week and Easter Celebrations will present, on the X Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes, a new promotional video in order to show the heritage housed by the municipalities that make it up belonging to the countries of Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Malta and Portugal. The event, which will be held online from September 29 to October 1, will include on its website a space dedicated to videos presenting the candidate itineraries for the European Cultural Itinerary of the Council of Europe, a process in which it is immersed.

The video with which the Network will be represented is presented under the title ‘Holy Week, a living European heritage’ and includes images of each of the traditions of the eighteen municipalities that make up it, as well as an invitation to know the historical heritage -artistic, Holy Week museums, children’s traditions, valuable gastronomy or the many musical, artistic and artisan activities linked to these traditions. It can be viewed on the institution’s YouTube channel or through this link:

The Annual Advisory Forum discusses trends and challenges in relation to Cultural Routes and provide a platform for the exchange of experience, review of progress with the implementation of Cultural Routes, debates on new professional practices, the launch of new initiatives and the development of partnerships.

More about the European Network

The European Network of Holy Week and Easter celebrations was created in 2019 and is part of the Italian Federico II Foundation, representing the municipalities of Palermo and Caltanissetta, of Sicily (Italy); the municipality of Birgu in Malta; the Commission for Lent and Holy Week Celebrations in Braga, in Portugal; the Representations of the Passion of Christ in Skofja Loka, Slovenia; the municipalities that are part of the Caminos de Pasión route: Alcalá la Real in Jaén, Baena, Cabra, Lucena, Priego de Córdoba and Puente Genil in Córdoba and Carmona, Écija, Osuna and Utrera in Seville. Also within the Spanish geography we find Orihuela in Alicante; Lorca in Murcia and Viveiro in Lugo.

Its objective is to promote and disseminate cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, related to the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter through actions that enhance this heritage, promote sustainable tourism development around it and contribute to safeguard the intangible heritage through scientific and research work. In the same way, its main purpose is to join forces and synergies to consolidate a model for the study, safeguarding and dissemination of the heritage of the traditions of Holy Week and Easter in Europe.