Easter in Barcelona 2012- Celebrate ‘Semana Santa’ in the Catalan CapitalThe holy week of Easter known as Semana Santa is ...
Whether you are a devout Catholic or just an interested traveler, the celebrations andtraditions found within the city of ...
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Easter in Barcelona 2012- Celebrate ‘Semana Santa’ in the Catalan Capital

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Come to Barcelona this spring to celebrate Easter. Semana Santa will be taking place the week of Friday April 6, 2012 and Barcelona will celebrate accordingly with parades, traditional foods, and Easter gifts for children.

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Easter in Barcelona 2012- Celebrate ‘Semana Santa’ in the Catalan Capital

  1. 1. Easter in Barcelona 2012- Celebrate ‘Semana Santa’ in the Catalan CapitalThe holy week of Easter known as Semana Santa is a lively time for visitors to come toBarcelona. It is common for many locals to celebrate Easter elsewhere during this period andover 600,000 residents travel to nearby towns to enjoy the Catholic holiday, leaving the city forvisitors to explore. With traditional foods, festivities and fun, Barcelona is a great place tocome to celebrate Easter.FoodAs a predominantly Catholic city, the tradition of not eating meat on Good Friday is aliveamong the citizens of Barcelona. Locals indulge in the delicious Easter tradition of cod for theday. On Easter Monday visitors can also find the most fabulous and delectable treats, including“Bunyols”, “Torrijas”, “Rosca de Pascua”, “Pestinos” and most importantly, the traditionalEaster cake, “La Mona de Pascua.”Easter GiftsGodparents typically give their godchildren various small gifts to commemorate theresurrection of Christ. Usually, these gifts will be small chocolate figures, or eggs to symbolizethe rebirth and new life of Jesus. Also they will give their own Monas de Pascua to thechildren, and they can range in shapes and sizes from cartoon characters to animals.Parades & ProcessionsThere are many Easter parades and processions in Barcelona. One of the first to appear isknown as the “Paso de la Borriquita” and takes place on Palm Sunday in the Ciutat Vella,commemorating the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem on donkey. Visitors can buy bleached palmfronds and you can see large floats and structures going by, some of which are carried bymembers of the procession.Closing TimeIt is important to take note of the changed hours and schedules of the attractions and storesyou would like to visit during your time in Barcelona. Especially take note of opening hoursduring the days Friday April 6th, Sunday April 8th, and Monday April 9th, since most places arenot open at all during these religious commemoration days.Accommodation
  2. 2. Whether you are a devout Catholic or just an interested traveler, the celebrations andtraditions found within the city of Barcelona will make your visit during Semana Santaunforgettable. There are many Barcelona apartments that you can call home for this weekwhile discovering all of the festivities that Easter has to offer. Apartment Barcelona offers arange of styles and sizes of apartments, from studios, to six bedroom apartments, to luxuryapartments in Barcelona. Book online at www.apartmentbarcelona.com and don’t miss out onthe Easter celebrations in Barcelona!

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