• The objective is to disseminate the most representative pieces that are housed in the museums of the eighteen localities that make up the Network and which in turn are representative of local celebrations
  • Every Tuesday, a piece with a description of its highlights will be published on the institution’s social networks

15.11.2021.- The European Network of Holy Week and Easter Celebrations starts tomorrow, Tuesday November 16, the initiative ‘The outstanding piece of the quarter’ that was born with the aim of publicizing the most representative pieces that are housed in the museums of Easter within said European network.

There are many spaces included in this Network that permanently show the world the tradition of Holy Week in order to protect heritage and disseminate it publicly. These spaces are a true reflection that the presence of Holy Week lasts throughout the year, beyond the dates of its annual celebration, and stands as a tourist attraction of great significance that brings together a multitude of visitors captivated by this cultural wealth.

In all of them, numerous pieces await that have been preserved throughout the centuries and that represent the idiosyncrasy of these traditions inherited from generation to generation. Sculptures, paintings, embroidery, tunics or pieces of jewelry will be some of the pieces that stand out each week, through the social networks of the European Network (Facebook and Instagram).

The museums that participate in this initiative are: the Ecce-Homo Brotherhood House in Alcalá la Real, the Museum of Sacred Art of the Brotherhood of Buen Fin de Cabra, the Museum of the Sacramental Brotherhood of San Gil de Écija, the Brotherhood House of the Cofradía Amor y Paz de Lucena, Museum Brotherhood House of Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Columna and María Santísima de la Esperanza de Lucena, Permanent Exhibition of Holy Week in Puente Genil, muBBla. Museum of Embroidery of Paso Blanco de Lorca, Museum of Holy Week in Orihuela and Permanent Exhibition of Holy Week in Viveiro, all in Spain; Museum of the Holy Week of Caltanissetta in Italy; Skofja Loka Museum in Slovenia.

More about the European Network  

The European Network of Holy Week and Easter celebrations was created in 2019 and is part of the Italian Foundation Federico II, 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.