Live the essence of the Passions

Live the essence of the Passions

Catalonia is a country with a wide range of customs and traditions.

The beginning of Lent comes accompanied by some of the Catalan populations of a dramatic staging that has been representing since the Middle Ages throughout Europe, the Passions. These can usually be seen until after Easter.

The popular and traditional manifestations of the Cycle of the Passion include a multitude of forms, not strictly liturgical, that remind during the celebrations of Holy Week the evangelical episodes referring to the public life, passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. The current Passions derive, in their most remote origin, from the Passion readings made on Good Friday.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Passions were more like processions with specific representations of certain scenes, a combination that is still practiced in many Catalan towns. Later, with the development of the forms of the profane theater, they were acquiring structure of more complex representations and, already in the 18th century, they became theatrical pieces in acts, of long duration, with stable texts. At this time they are consolidated as shows that are represented in the square or in large public or semi-public spaces, already destined for the theater

Throughout Catalonia processions, parades of armed or manaies, mysteries or monuments, representations of different order (spoken dances, pictures or static scenes, historical recreations...) and Passions of very different magnitude and perspective are celebrated : from the most traditional, still incorporated in processions; going through those who adopt texts, characters and current perspectives; until reaching the great Passions, which put on stage numerous shows in great theaters.

The passions

The passions are a popular manifestation that are celebrated in the framework of Holy Week, which takes place in spring (date that changes according to the lunar…

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Establishments

La Passió d'Esparreguera

Esparreguera

Esparraquera's passion is a show with a dramatic and technical complexity, it…

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La Passió de Cervera

Cervera

The Passion of Cervera is a theatrical representation of life, death and…

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La Passió d’Ulldecona

Ulldecona

Representation of the Passion to the population of Ulldecona for more than…

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La Passió d'Olesa de Montserrat

Olesa de Montserrat

The Passion of Olesa is more than theater. It is an experience…

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La Passió de Vilalba dels Arcs

Vilalba dels Arcs

The Passion of Vilalba brings us closer to the social and cultural…

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The Passion of Esparreguera

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The Mysteries in Olesa de Montserrat

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During the month of April, coinciding with Thursday and Good Friday, Olesa de Montserrat organizes Los Misterios, a festival of local interest that consists of…

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Passion of Esparreguera Fair

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The Fair of Winter Festival of Esparreguera converts the Fair of the Passion of Catalonia with the aim of promoting local commerce, increasing the link with the…

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The Passion of Olesa de Montserrat

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Some representations of the act have been canceled, for more information, contact the organizing entity. Olesa's Passion is more than theater. It is an experience…

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The Route of the Mysteries in Olesa de Montserrat

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The Route of the Mysteries of Olesa de Montserrat wants to be a kind of walk, pilgrimage or inverse procession, in which those who move are the people and those…

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The Passion of Ulldecona

Ulldecona

A show of the life and work of Jesus full of theatrical dynamism, where the sequencing of the scenes will make the viewer immersed in a story full of tenderness,…

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The Passion of Cervera

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This act has been canceled, for more information, contact the organizing entity. Given the historical and social importance, in 1969, representations of La Pasión…

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