David Aparicio Fita

Good Friday Viacrucis in Catalonia
Location: Vilobí d´Onyar
Nationality: Spain
Biography: David Aparicio Fita, Catalan freelance photojournalist. He started in the world of journalism in 2010, graduated in photojournalism. He currently collaborates with El Periódico de Cataluña, Diari de Girona, and for the last 7 years... MORE
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Good Friday Viacrucis in Catalonia
Copyright David Aparicio Fita 2022
Updated Apr 2022
Topics Celebrations, Documentary, Editorial, Event, Historical, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism, Religion
On Good Friday, Sant Hilari Sacalm celebrates its Viacrucis

In the small village of Sant Hilari Sacalm ( North East Spain), this festivity has been celebrated for more than 300 years, which has been passed down from generation to generation. Initially, the procession was held on Holy Wednesday in the morning, later it was held on Holy Thursday at night and finally on Good Friday, as we know it now.

The festivity consists of a procession through the main streets of the town accompanied by some mysteries and lighted candles. It consists of a total of eleven stations. The last one stands out above all, in which the crucifixion and death of Jesus is represented.

In addition, in 1999 this festivity was declared a Traditional Festival of National Interest; Later, in 2010, it was declared a Heritage Festive Element of National Interest and the same year it received the Creu de Sant Jordi award.

Thus, every Good Friday the Via Crucis is celebrated, which fills all the streets with the typical scenery of this festivity. In addition, in Can Rovira, twice a year (once coinciding with Holy Week) an exhibition related to the Via Crucis is mounted.
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