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Tips for taking dog friendly holidays in Spain

SEMANA Santa is upon us and summer holidays are just round the corner, times when many are planning a getaway to explore the delights...

Record Easter for tourist bookings claimed by Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA is claiming a record high for Easter tourist accommodation bookings, following two years of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Regional President, Fernando Lopez Miras, said: “Preliminary...

Dinosaur man provokes extreme reaction at Easter procession in northern Spain

EASTER processions in Spain are usually a sombre affair where the costumes are typically pointed hoods and long tunics.  But one man stood out after...

Don’t pack away the winter clothes! Temperatures set to plummet across Spain

AFTER an Easter week marked by sunny skies and warm temperatures you may be tempted to believe that summer has well and truly arrived...

EXPLAINER: Why are Spain’s Semana Santa hats conical and are they linked to the KKK?

VISITORS to Spain during Easter week might gasp in horror when they see people in conical white hoods parading through the streets.  But while these...

Six typical Easter dishes to savour during Semana Santa in Spain

EASTER is a really big deal Spain with huge crowds of spectators lining the streets to watch the Semana Santa processions and all that...

DISPATCH: Ukrainian refugees rescued by Spain’s maverick priests join Easter parade in Madrid

After Father Angel and Father Teodoro went out on a limb to bring over 2,000 refugees to safety, Heather Galloway joined several of them as they took part in Easter parades in Madrid.

EXPLAINED: Why Spain grants pardons to selected lucky inmates at Easter

THIS week will see the pardoning of a handful of lucky inmates across Spain chosen for release by the Church as part of an...

Torrijas: This is the Easter treat to feast on in Spain during Semana Santa

SPAIN'S version of French toast or “eggy bread” is scrumptiously sweet, dangerously calorific and firmly associated with Easter in Spain in the same way...

Easter Covid update: How to stay safe during Semana Santa festivities in Spain’s Andalucia

THE Regional Ministry of Health and Families of Andalucia has published a list of health recommendations and mask use for a safe Easter Week...

IN PICS: Crowds fill streets for Semana Santa in Spain’s Andalucia

CROWDS lined the streets in cities across Andalucia to watch the Easter processions for the first time since the pandemic hit. In true Semana Santa...

IN PICS: Antonio Banderas returns to leading role in Easter processions in his home city of Malaga on Spain’s...

ACTOR Antonio Banderas returned to take a leading role in Easter processions in his home city of Malaga. The 61-year-old Zorro star was pictured with...

IN PICS: Semana Santa processions get underway in Sevilla as Spain celebrates Easter

Semana Santa is celebrated across all of Spain but the biggest and most important Holy Week processions take place in Sevilla, as the Olive Press’s Jorge Hinojosa found out on Palm Sunday.

‘This Easter I’m going to die’: Spain launches chilling road safety campaign ahead of Semana Santa

SPAIN’S traffic directorate has launched a road safety campaign that contains a chilling warning ahead of the Easter holidays. Ahead of Semana Santa when an...

What will the weather be like this Easter in Spain?

THIS year Easter falls in mid-April which may give you hope for a Semana Santa marked by mild temperatures and sunshine. However, Semana Santa is...

Spain will discuss changes to indoor mask wearing rules at top-level health meeting in early April

THE one main remaining Covid-19 restriction of indoor mask-wearing is likely to be discussed next week at a national level. The next Interterritorial Council meeting,...

Spectacular Easter celebrations in Costa Blanca city win tourist recognition in Spain

ALICANTE'S Easter 'Semana Santa' celebrations have been classified as a festival of 'National Tourist Interest'. Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdes, said: “Semana Santa...

The photos of Semana Santa in Sevilla that show what a difference Covid makes

IN normal years it would be true to say there is nothing quite like Easter in Sevilla. The heavy scent of incense wafted from...

EASTER PARDON: Spain releases prisoners on request from the Church in Holy Week tradition

This week will see the pardoning of lucky inmates across Spain chosen for release by the Church as part of an Easter tradition dating...

Spain’s Malaga suspends its Easter processions for the second year running

MALAGA is left without processions during Holy Week for the second consecutive year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organisation that represents the city's religious...

Spain’s Sevilla suspends Holy Week 2021 whilst Malaga and Cordoba wait until after New Year to make a decision

SEVILLA has officially suspended the celebration of its Holy Week in 2021 for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic. The Archbishop of Sevilla,...

EASTER DISPATCH: On the most unusual Semana Santa in Andalucian history the sound of Spain’s distant drums is swapped...

It was approaching dusk and you could hear a pin drop in a place where normally you would hear the sound of faraway trumpets and banter

WATCH: Five people denounced for flouting coronavirus lockdown with Semana Santa parade, music and traditional dress in Spain’s Andalucia

Footage of the event, which flies in the face of Spain’s coronavirus lockdown, shows revellers dancing to breakbeat music

Semana Santa celebrations CANCELLED in Spain’s Mallorca to combat spread of coronavirus

All processions and public gatherings scheduled during Holy Week will no longer go ahead.

BREAKING: Semana Santa CANCELLED in Sevilla over coronavirus in HUGE €400 million blow to tourism

SEMANA Santa has been cancelled in Sevilla. The decision has been made by the Junta de Andalucía following the state of alarm declared by...

Semana Santa facing being CANCELLED in parts of Spain over coronavirus pandemic while Catalunya bans gatherings of more than...

SEMANA Santa is under threat from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in some of the worst affected regions in Spain.  In Castilla y Leon, Vice President...

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