Easter in La Laguna: Ancestral religious devotion

March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

La Laguna is the best place to discover religious festivities, particularly during Holy Week. The ecclesiastic capital of the Islands hosts various religious processions; on Good Friday, a procession starts at 3am bringing locals together to accompany the worshipped image of Christ on a route passing by several churches in the town.

Easter in La Laguna

Easter in La Laguna

Later on in the day, the ProcesionMagna takes place at 5pm. During this procession, brotherhoods of the borough parade down the streets, led by the Bishop of Tenerife. One of the most solemn processions is the Procession of Silence. From quarter past seven in the evening, a statue of the Dead Christ is carried through the centre of the town on the Penitentes de la Misericordia brotherhood’s shoulders. The event takes place in complete silence, broken only by the brotherhood’s footsteps.

DETAILS
Borough: San Cristóbal de La Laguna
When to go: 40 days after Ash
Wednesday. March or April
Accessibility: Yes
Suitable for families: Yes

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