Click on this link and then Reproductor to see a clip from the DVD of last year's processions.
NB The Huerto DVD Semana Santo is the paso of Jesus in the Mount of Olives carried by the International Confradia composed of different nationalities.
John, who lives at Villas Andrea and who is the current Third Age King in Bigastro, will be lending his shoulder to help carry this most impressive paso. If you see him - give him a wave but don't expect him to wave back!
There are parades featuring pasos each day from Monday to Friday night next week. They start from the Inmaculada but follow different routes from there depending on the day. On Monday to Wednesday inclusive the parades start at 10.00 pm while on Thursday the parade begins one hour later at 11.00 pm and on Friday which is a very long parade the start time is earlier at 7.30 pm. On Saturday morning March 22nd there is a parade starting at 10.00 pm in which anybody can join to the accompaniment of drums of all kinds and on Sunday there is a parade featuring the cofradia of John the Evangelist and the image of the patron saint of Torrevieja the Inmaculada Concepción is carried through the streets.
The programme for Orihuela is as follows:
16th March Domingo de Ramos at 11:00am Benediction of the palms followed by the parade from the Church of Santa Justa to the Cathedral
18:45 Procession of the Mayordomia of Our Lady of the Delores from the Church of Santiago.
22:15 Procession of the Brotherhood of the Flagellation and the Brotherhood of the Christ of Zalamea
17th March Procession of the Brotherhood of the Samaritan and the Brotherhood of the Predimiento at 22:00
18th March Procession of the Brotherhood of the Pardon and the Brotherhood of the Ecce-Homo at 22:00
19th March Procession of the Mayordomia of Our Father Jesus of Nazareth at 18:30
22:30 Procession of the Brotherhoods of Santa Cena and Lavatoria
20th March Procession of the Brotherhood of the Christ of Buena Muerte 19:00
20:30 Procession of the Brotherhood of Silence
21st March at 6:30pm General Procession of the Passion
22nd March Procession of Santo Entierro de Christo 20:00
23rd March Procession of the Brotherhood of Ressurection at 00:30
12:00 Drums of the Brotherhood of the Resurrection. Followed by the transfer of the Virgin from the Church of Saints Justa and Rufina to the Monastery of San Juan.
Again you can watch them on the internet at http://www.teleorihuela.com/index.php.