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Top Ten Traditional Festivals in Spain


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Semana Santa
Top Ten Traditional Festivals in Spain

Semana Santa, Spain's Most Famous Festival

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On this page you will find information about Semana Santa, one of the best festivals in Spain.

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Semana Santa


Semana Santa is the week leading up to Easter Sunday.

Further details: Semana Santa Dates


Though Seville and Malaga are the most famous cities for Semana Santa, the Castilla-Leon cities of Valladolid and Leon are also important.

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Semana Santa is the Spanish name for Easter. Members of local parishes carry ornate decorated floats depicting the Passion of Christ into the city cathedral.


Semana Santa Essentials

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