19 Mar Easter in Alghero, in spring…between sea, tradition and folklore
Sardinia is a region that due to its climatic conditions and the diversity of its territory can be visited in every season.
Why do not come at EASTER in ALGHERO, this year?
In particular, in spring it is wonderful to admire the Mediterranean vegetation in full bloom in its infinity of colors and very suggestive perfumes.
After the February holidays, in general, one thinks of EASTER in Alghero. In fact, it is a classic because the Easter period is the spring festival par excellence and one excellent opportunity to plan a nice trip to ALGHERO at EASTER, a place of fusion of nature and tradition.
Easter in Alghero, Sunday 2018 will be on April 1st, so the holiday period will be approximately from March 29th to Tuesday April 3rd.
Why then, do not come to visit this beautiful Catalan city, with a very lively historic center and spectacular sea ramparts? A place rich in history and culture, with breathtaking natural and urban landscapes, archaeological areas, beaches and a wonderful wild nature.
In addition, on a beautiful sunny day you will visit its beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves and the spectacular promontory of Capo Caccia. Not to mention the natural bay of Porto Conte. A trip along the coastline between Alghero and Bosa will allow you to admire the largest colony of griffins in Italy and their babies in the nest.
Especially relevant that, according to TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Beaches Awards 2018, it is Sardinia that includes the most beautiful beaches in Italy.
The Maria Pia beach of Alghero,
which continues to make us dream with its crystal clear sea, is placed in the first places of the ranking compared to others.
And it is especially during the Easter period in Alghero that a world of folklore, rituals and tradition emerges.
And it is especially during the Easter period in Alghero that a world of folklore, rituals and tradition emerges, such as during the Holy Week (SA CHILDA SANTA). This is a ritual dating back to the 16th century.
HOLY WEEK IN ALGHERO
During the period of the ‘ SETMANA SANTA’ the cobblestone streets of the old town are illuminated by red lanterns. The darkness of the lanes is broken by the red of the lanterns between the music and the songs of the churchgoers. A mix of traditions of Spanish origin and ancient local mystical-religious customs.
The Holy Week, therefore, is a highly expected event that begins with Palm Sunday and ends with the Easter Monday (Pasquetta).
The celebration of Good Friday is the most evocative one.
EASTER PROCESSION IN ALGHERO
The procession begins at 8 pm, proceeds along the narrow streets of the old city. Christ and Our Lady of Sorrows’ statues accompany the coffin in which the body of Christ will be deposited. Women are dressed in black and hold in hands red torches. Numerous Catalan and Italian confraternities also parade. The most suggestive moment is called DESCLAVAMENT, when the procession enters the Cathedral, so called because Christ is placed in his ‘cradle’.
Subsequently, on Saturday there will be a vigil and on Sunday we will celebrate Easter. And, to conclude, at Pasquetta (on Monday) do not miss the nougat festival in Tonara, which brings joy in the whole city with music, sweets and dances.