The I Day of the European Network of Holy Week and Easter Celebrations will be held on October 1 and 2
- The initiative, which is born on an annual basis, will publicize the tangible and intangible cultural values of Holy Week, outside of its time of celebration
- During the days of its celebration, each locality member of the Network organizes activities that will be developed, simultaneously, in all the members adhered to the same
- The programming includes open doors to Holy Week museums and brotherhood houses, visits to sacred art workshops and contemporary artistic creation workshops and demonstrations, themed guided tours on Holy Week, brotherhood music concerts or Holy Week music, an a children’s drawing contes
19.09.2022.- The I Day of the European Network of Holy Week and Easter Celebrations will be held on October 1 and 2. It is an initiative, organized by the European Network itself, which is born on an annual basis and which will make it possible to publicize the tangible and intangible cultural values of Holy Week, outside of its time of celebration, in addition to offering a tourist and cultural offer for the local population and visitors.
During the days in which it will take place, each locality member of the Network organizes activities that will be developed simultaneously in all the places adhered to it. The programming includes open doors to Holy Week museums and brotherhood houses, visits to sacred art workshops and contemporary artistic creation workshops and demonstrations, themed guided tours on Holy Week, and brotherhood music concerts or Holy Week music. In total, more than thirty activities will be held, which can be consulted in the attached document and in the following link:
Children’s Drawing Contest
On the occasion of Network Day, a Children’s Drawing Contest will also be held in order to publicize the way in which children from different parts of Europe live this tradition, as well as the similarities and particularities of them in each of its places. Children between 7 and 12 years old can participate, both individually and collectively, and the term for the presentation of works will remain open until next September 30. The jury’s decision will be known between October 10 and 14, with school material prizes for the winners. In addition, a virtual gallery will be created on the website of the European Network, where all the participating works can be seen. The bases can be consulted at:
More about the European Network
The European Network of Holy Week and Easter celebrations was created in 2019 and includes the Federico II Italian Foundation, representing the municipalities of Palermo and Caltanissetta, in Sicily (Italy); the municipality of Birgu in Malta; the Commission for Lent and Holy Week Celebrations of 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 material and immaterial, related to the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter through actions that value this heritage, promote sustainable tourism development around it and contribute to safeguard the intangible heritage through scientific work and research. In the same way, its main purpose is to join efforts and synergies to consolidate a model of study, safeguarding and dissemination of the heritage of the traditions of Holy Week and Easter in Europe.