Mojácar begins Semana Santa religious ceremonies.
The religious events that traditionally take place in Mojácar over Semana Santa (Holy Week), started last week with the traditional Novena Prayers at the Town’s Santa Maria Parish Church.
On Palm Sunday, the Procession of the Donkey made its way from the Fuente to the Church, accompanied by the Municipal Band, for the blessing of the Palms and Olives, as well as a Holy Mass.
On Monday 26th of March, at 9 p.m. there will be a concert of Sacred Music performed by the Town Band along with the local “Embrujo Mojaquero” choir at the Centro de Usos Multiples.
The following day, on Tuesday at 8 p.m. the Stations of the Cross is taken through the streets of Mojácar Pueblo, carried solely on the shoulders of women bearers.
On Holy Thursday, at 7.30 p.m. there is another mass to celebrate the Last Supper and the Washing of the Feet, followed by the procession from the Church through the streets at 10.30 p.m. with The Nazarene and The Virgin of Sorrows.
The beautiful ornate floats or thrones (tronos) with their sculpted images (pasos) have had to be adapted to suit the special characteristics of the locality and the narrow, winding streets which make its passage especially spectacular. There are places where the accuracy of the bearers is essential as there are often only a few centimetres to spare between the tronos and the houses and at the Town Wall Gate the bearers are required to be almost on their knees to allow the pasos to go through the gap.
The Holy Burial procession will take place on Good Friday at 12.30 p.m. from the Parish Church, once again going through the streets of the town accompanied by the Municipal Band.
Mojácar Holy Week’s religious events come to an end on Easter Sunday at noon after Mass, with the procession of the Risen Christ making an emotional last passage through the town.