Processions, Via Sacra, Masses and Concert mark Holy Week in Tavira

Celebrations begin on April 2, Palm Sunday

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The Triumph processions on Palm Sunday (April 2nd), the Lord's Burial (April 7th), as well as the Easter Concert (April 9th) are once again part of the Lenten and Holy Week celebrations in Tavira.

On the 2nd of April, Palm Sunday, at 17 pm, the Procession of Triumph takes place 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», points out the local council.

The Via Sacra takes place on the 5th at 21 from the Igreja de São Francisco, on a route comprising several stations, in the parish of Tavira.

“This moment aims to meditate on the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. It is reliving, through a spiritual path, the last moments of Jesus Christ's life on earth», adds the municipality.

On the 7th, it is possible to attend, in the Church of Santiago, 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, Good Friday, at 21 pm, 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 8th, starting at 20 pm, the Paschal Vigil takes place in the Church of Santiago.

On the 9th, Easter Sunday, the Resurrection Procession takes place at 10 am, departing from the Church of São Paulo. On the same day, the Easter Eucharists take place at the Church of São Paulo (00:09) and at the Church of Santiago (00:11 and 00:18).

The celebrations end at 18 pm at Igreja do Carmo, with an Easter Concert by Orquestra do Algarve. Admission is free.