Divendres Sant or Good Friday in Catalonia

Friday April 14th 2017

Good Friday or Divendres Sant is the Friday before Easter Sunday and commemorates Jesus Christ's death on the cross. In 2017, it falls on April 14th and there are processions throughout Catalonia.

It is a public holiday throughout the Catalan-speaking countries and in most European countries, except in Catalunya Nord, the part of Catalonia in France.

Historically, Christ's message easily reached the people apart from the Sadducees, who were Hebrew allies of the Romans, and the Pharisees, who he thought were hypocrites, and it was their opposition that eventually resulted in the decision to crucify him.

In Catalonia, Good Friday begins with a solemn Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross procession early in the morning and in the afternoon, masses and other liturgical ceremonies are held, and their are processions in places such as Perpignan, Tarragona and Andorra.

It was a day of complete mourning, on which housework was forbidden and involving popular customs and superstitions, such as reading the future, curing the sick and the giving of alms.





Processions on Good Friday

Good Friday or Divendres Sant is the Friday before Easter Sunday and commemorates Jesus Christ's death on the cross. In 2017, it falls on April 16th and there are processions throughout Catalonia.

Barcelona Province

  • Good Friday Processions in Barcelona (El Barcelonès)
  • Good Friday Processions in L'Hospitalet (El Barcelonès)
  • Procesión de Jesús Nazareno, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores y del Cristo de la Expiración a Badalona (Barcelonès)
  • Procesión de Jesús Nazareno, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores y del Cristo de la Expiració Sabadell (Vallès Occidental)
  • Procesión Jesús de Nazaret y Virgen de los Dolores a Badia del Vallès (Vallès Occidental)
  • Via Crucis de Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf)
  • Via Crucis de Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès)
  • Processó de Divendres Sant - Manresa (el Bages)
  • Divendres Sant a Mataró (el Maresme)
  • La Renglereta de Divendres Sant a Arenys de Mar (el Maresme) 
  • Processó del Sant Enterrament a Prats de Lluçanès (Osona) 

Around Catalonia

  • Processó del Sant Enterrament a Girona (el Gironès) 
  • Processó a Llagostera (Gironès)
  • Processó dels Sants Misteris Camprodon (Ripollès)
  • Processó a Ripoll (Ripollès)
  • Processó del Divendres Sant a Montblanc (la Conca de Barberà)
  • Processó del Sant Enterrament - Tarragona (el Tarragonès)
  • Processó de Divendres Sant a Valls (Alt Camp)
  • Divendres Sant a Reus (el Baix Camp)
  • Processó del Sant Enterrament a Tortosa (Baix Ebre)
  • Processó i Via Crucis dels Armats de la Sang a Lleida (Segrià)
  • Processó de Divendres Sant a La Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • La processó de la Sanch - Perpinyà (el Rosselló)
  • Processó de la Sanch a Cotlliure (el Rosselló)
  • Processó del Sant Enterrament - Sineu (Mallorca)
  • Processó de Divendres Sant a Santa Eulària des Riu (Eivissa)
  • Setmana Santa a Sagunt (el Camp de Morvedre)
  • Processó de la Sanch Arles de Tec (Vallespir)




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