Triumph and Burial of the Lord processions, as well as Easter Concert mark Holy Week in Tavira

Tavira, known as «the Algarve Rome» for the large number of churches, has one of the most traditional Holy Week celebrations in the entire region.

The Triumph processions on Palm Sunday (April 10th) and the Burial of the Lord (Good Friday, 15th), as well as the Easter Concert (17th) are once again the highlights of the Holy Week celebrations in Tavira.

Thus, on the 10th, Palm Sunday, at 17:00, the Triumph Procession takes place, departing from Igreja do Carmo, organized by the Irmandade de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

This procession is made up of several gilded carving litters, which depict the life of Christ, from the Mount of Olives until his death.

There are records that show that this religious manifestation was already organized in 1789, by the Carmelite Order of the city of Tavira.

The Vias Sacras take place on the 8th and 13th, from 21:00 pm, on a route made up of several stations, in the parishes of Santa Luzia and Tavira (historic centre), respectively.

It is “a moment that aims to meditate on the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. It is the reliving, through a spiritual path, of the last moments of the life of Jesus Christ on earth”.

On the 15th, Good Friday, it is possible to attend, at the Igreja da Misericórdia, at 15:00, the Celebration of the Passion. The Procession of the Burial of the Lord, organized by the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Tavira, takes place, on the same day, at 21:00, from the Igreja da Misericórdia.

This religious act was established in Portugal in the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, becoming part of the traditional Holy Week celebrations.

On the 16th, at 20:00, the Easter Vigil takes place in the Church of Santiago.

On the 17th, Easter Sunday, the Procession of the Resurrection takes place at 10:00 am, departing from the Church of São Paulo. The Pascal Eucharist follows at 11:00 am in the Church of Santiago.

The celebrations end at 18:30, at Igreja do Carmo, with the Easter Concert “The Seven Words of Man – Haydn and Saramago”, by Orquestra Clássica do Sul. Admission is free, but subject to space availability.