Easter – Holy Week 2019 in Barcelona
Easter – Holy Week 2019 in Barcelona
The very well-known Easter-holy week around the world, and here on your holidays in Barcelona, this is how it looks like. It takes from 14th April 2019 until 21th April 2019. Although also the 22th and 23th April are festivities in Catalunya.
Palm Sunday: On April 14
Holy Monday: On April 15
Holy Tuesday: On April 16
Holy Wednesday: On April 17
Holy Thursday: On April 18
Holy Friday: On April 19
Holy Saturday: On April 20
Resurrection Sunday (Pascua): On April 21
Easter Monday: On April 22
Tuesday day of San Jorge or Sant Jordi: On April 23
Sagrada Familia 2019 during Easter holy week
Symbolically, the Sagrada Familia is the expression in stone of the Christian faith, who is renewed every year with the Holy Week. This liturgical time remained gathered in the front of the Passion, which explains the period of life of Jesus Christ who passes between the Last Dinner, its death and its resurrection, and who includes, therefore, the Way of the Cross. This way towards the cross is one in which all the Christian values are emphasized and that it shows us that the Holy Week is a passion but also it has hope. To celebrate it, the Basilica has prepared the whole series of acts and activities thought for all the publics.
This way, this weekend there will begin the meetings of the familiar workshop, for which the inscriptions have already been opened. In this occasion, the children of the house will prepare an Easter egg. Next April 6 the temple will receive the traditional concert of Holy Week, for which it offers 300 double earnings that will be able to be obtained by means of drawing. On the other hand, on the 15th, 16 and 17 we will offer a lighting of the front of the Passion accompanied by music with which last hours of Jesus will be remembered. The act is free and there will be two meetings per day, at 20:45 and at 21:30.
Also, during this period the temple will receive different liturgical celebrations. The most popular, the Palm mass, will be celebrated on April 14 at 12:00. The Holy Thursday mass will take place on April 18 at 20:00 and that of Holy Friday, the 19th at 19:00. On having ended, at 21:00, the prayer of the Way of the Cross will take place with lighting in the front of the Passion, an act that also is opened to all the public. Finally, on April 20 at 21:00 there will take place the celebration of the solemn Paschal Wakefulness.
Festival of Flowers & Gardens of Barcelona – from 19th until 22th April 2019
Of flower in flower, the Festival of Flowers and Gardens of Barcelona, it will fill with colors and smells in the fourth consecutive year the Spanish Village from April 19 until April 22, coinciding with the Holy Week.
During four days of festival, the assistants will be able to enjoy floral decorations distributed by the streets, alleys and squares of the People and a long list of activities for the whole family: exhibition of orchids in charge of the Catalan Association of Friends of the Orchids, a sample of bonsais that will contribute the Catalan Association of Friends of the Bonsai, a floral decoration of roses and a sample of different copies of roses gentleness of the Friends of the roses of Sant Feliu of Llobregat and a workshop of greasy plants and cactus of the hand of the Friends of the cactuses i Altres Suculentas.
They emphasize like innovations of this year an equipment with recycled furniture that Montana Colors will decorate and that the assistants to the first day of Of Flower in Flower will be able to admire during the whole creation process. Another out-standing activity will be the sample of movies of the FICMA (International Festival of Movies Environment), which will project an elegant shorts selection ambientados in the nature and its fauna across those that there will explain to more children the importance of looking over the preservation of the environment.
The programming will be completed by live music and a heap of activities for all the publics thought to enjoy the plants and to discover the curiosities. The mysterious orchids, the always admired bonsais and the kokedames will be some of the protagonists of these workshops. Also, Flower will give the opportunity to more children of beginning in the art of cultivating an urban orchard, and all the assistants will be able to get in the floral art.
Sant Jordi, Books & Roses– 23th April 2019
The basic idea for Sant Jordi is that the men give to the women roses and the women give to the men books. And she can be any person, not necessary your couple or someone who has liked. For this holiday, the children buy roses for its mothers; the girls buy books for its friends. Also, in the thought society of nowadays the rules are not already established on whom it obtains what. A girl has the same probability of receiving a book and vice versa.
There will be organized like every year: “Jocs Florals” and cultural activities, books signatures for its authors, reading of texts and poems, live transmissions of mass media, mailing of roses on the part of companies, gifts of roses from the lovers, etc.
The legend of Sant Jordi and the dragon is common to almost the whole Europe, and many countries like England, Portugal or Greece, they have taken her as his.
Sant Jordi, finally, marks the spring beginning. That’s why it is the moment to go out the street to be walked and to be enjoyed thanks to the good weather.
Bookselling and roses, in addition to the business and cultural claim, turns into a popular celebration in were other Catalan cultural representations intermingle (sardanas, castells, exhibitions, etc) that makes the holiday, more holiday than never.
The positions of Sant Jordi arise for the whole city. Nevertheless, for the biggest concentration of the positions it is better to direct you to the big square and the streets. La Rambla will be the center of all the activity. Nevertheless, it can go so far as to be a little superpopulated during the rush hours, in whose case you might try to go to one of other squares mentioned next; Sant Jaume square, Via Laietana, Ramon Berenguer square, La Boqueria and Catalunya square.