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Easter 2012 (Semana Santa)
From 06/04/2012 To 09/04/2012
Easter 2012 is the perfect time to enjoy Spring in Barcelona, or Primavera as it is known here. Catalan Easter is lacks the exuberance of Andalucia, but more than compensates with fabulous mild and sunny weather that is as already as warm as summer in of Northern Europe. Flowers are in bloom, terraces are open, the city is still green and the beach is ready for visiting, this is a great moment to visit the city.
There are many Easter traditions in Barcelona. On diumenge de rams (Palm Sunday) people flock to the Cathedral holding palm fronds for the blessing of the palms; these are said to bring luck to households. On Good Friday, small processions and blessings take place in front of the cathedral. In the surrounding countruside in small villages, plays based on the Passion of Christ take place. One of the best-known takes place in Esparraguerra, with a cast of more than 700 people.
On Easter Monday there is another ancient tradition, known as the giving of monas by Godparents to their Godchildren. These are traditionally chocolate eggs which in recent years have taken on the form of Lionel Messi or Hello Kitty!
If you are attending Easter 2012 (Semana Santa) and looking for accommodation nearby you may be interested in our selection of apartments in Barcelona. All of these come fully equipped.