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Santa Pola Easter Parades

The Easter Parades in Santa Pola are well worth seeing if you are local. This year, 2017 they start on Palm Sunday 9th April and continue almost daily until Easter Sunday on the 16th April. The processions offer the same as the ones in the cities and other places such as Crevillent and Orihuela where the celebrations have been award International Tourist Interest status, just on a much smaller scale.
 
Palm Sunday 9th April Domingo de Ramos
11:00 Blessing of the Palms in the Plaza Glorieta, followed by the Palm Procession with the statue Jesus Triunfante. Route: Glorieta, Cruz, Colón, Pza. M. Quislant, Mayor, Ángel, Elche, Iglesia.
 
Holy Monday 10th April Lunes Santo
21:00 Procession de la Convocatoria. Route: Iglesia, Elche, Santa Maria, Santa Isabel, Glorieta, Elche, Iglesia.
 
Holy Tuesday 11th April Martes Santo
22:00 Procession del Encuentro with two routes, which meet at the Glorieta in front of the Castle:
Statue Veronica: Ramon y Cajal, Santa Isabel, Glorieta, Elche, Iglesia.
Statue Ntro. Padre Jesus Nazareno: Iglesia, Elche, San Antonio, Mayor, Pza. Maestro Quislant, Colón, Cruz, Glorieta.
 
Holy Wednesday 12th April Miercoles Santo
21:00 Procession Via Crucis. Route: Ermita del Puerto, del Muelle, Glorieta, Cruz, Santo Tomás, Ganaderos, Caridad, Ermita del Calvario, San Fernando, San Pascual, Zorrilla, Calvario, Mercado, Iglesia.
 
Holy Thursday 13th April Jueves Santo
22:30 Silent Procession with the statues ECCE Homao, Cristo de la Agonia and Ntra. Sra. De la Esperanza and La Paz. Route: C/ Iglesia, Mercado, Mayor, Ángel, Elche, Marqués de Molins, Santa Isabel, Glorieta, Iglesia.
 
Good Friday 14th April Viernes Santo
20:00 Procession del Santo Entierro with all the statues Jesus De Medinacelo, La Flagelacion, Ntro. Padre Jesus Nazareno, Ntra. Sra. de La Esperanza y La Paz, Cristo de La Agonia, La Piedad, Cruz del Sudario, Cristo Yacente, La Dolorosa. Route: C/ Iglesia, Elche, Ramón y Cajal, Santa Isabel, Glorieta, Elche, Iglesia.
 
Easter Sunday 16th April Domingo de Pascua
11:00 Procession del Santo Encuentro with two routes which meet in the Glorieta in front of the Castle when the Tamborrada (drumming) takes place:
Statue Inmaculada: C/ Iglesia, Elche, Marqués de Molins, Santa Isabel, Glorieta , Santa Isabel, S. Antonio, Elche, Iglesia.
Statue Santisimo Sacramento: Iglesia, Colón, Cruz, Glorieta, Santa Isabel, S. Antonio, Elche, Iglesia.