Celebrating Mojacar Easter week at home on Spain’s Costa Almeria

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MOJACAR is celebrating Easter Week, even though under the current extraordinary health emergency circumstances it is all going to be very different this year.
Obviously there are not going to be any processions.
Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, which normally would mean the first of ‘Semana Santa’: the ‘Procession de la Borriquillas’ to represent the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem and the blessing of the palms at the doors of the Santa Maria parish church.
Since this cannot happen under the coronavirus state of alarm restrictions, Mojacar is going to be displaying palms branches from its windows and terraces.
The local council has provided 200 branches blessed by the local priest to residents, which have been given out by Civil Protection at the same time as face protection masks made by local women.
At the same time the local authority’s Culture department and Tourist office are running a campaign to encourage people to take part from their homes, and celebrate Easter as best they can under the lockdown restrictions.
Culture councillor Raquel Belmonte called on locals to send in their videos of their home-style Semana Santas so they can be posted on social media and shared.
Videos should be no more than a minute long, and can be either fun or serious, but must be Easter-related. Anyone who records a video they want to share should send them to culturamojá[email protected]

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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