HOLY WEEK PRESIDENT's welcome message
From this institution that I preside, I am addressing you to transmit, first of all, the most cordial welcome and, aso, to welcome you in this virtual space that pretends to be a perennially open window to the passionate celebration of this town of Crevillent.
Holy Week is an essential factor to understand the idiosyncrasy of the people in this industrial town, zealous in the preservation of countless artistic expressions and expressive, like few others, through choral singing. The many peculiarities that make it worthy of recognition of International Tourist Interest in 2011.
Here you will find a very valuable sample of how a whole town appeases its Mediterranean finery for a week to live fervently the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ.
The evocation of those evangelical passages is materialized in Crevillent with the ingenuity of renowned sculptors (Mariano Benlliure, Carmelo Vicent, José Navas Parejo, Antonio Riudavest, Carles Flotats, etc.) and prestigious musicians who joined forces in the creation of amazing steps and beautiful scores to achieve a perfect mystical symbiosis around the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus of Nazareth.
I invite you to consult all the information available on this website to learn more about one of our hallmarks. You will be able to access artistic, musical and gastronomic sections that will bring you closer to the habits experienced by the Crevillians in these holy days.
In addition, if you wish to admire the sculptural and textile ensembles linked to this secular celebration, I suggest you to visit the facilities of our fabulous Museum of Holy Week, a true jewel of Sacred Art, not only locally, but also at the regional and national level.
It only remains for me to thank you for the interest with which you have received my message and to invite you to witness “in situ” some of our processions. I am sure that the experience will be unforgettable.
Mario Fco. Ruiz Igual
President of the Federation of Brotherhoods of Holy Week in Crevillent
Mayor's welcome message
Dear visitor who arrived virtually browsing the website of the Federation of Brotherhoods of Holy Week in Crevillent. I am pleased to welcome you to our town and I invite you to know and live our Holy Week, a very important celebration not only for the processions and religious events commemorating the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. This celebration is a sample of the cultural and religious richness of our town, and it is a true honor for us to be recognized worldwide for it. Here you will find a fusion of art, with carved figures of great artistic richness that are displayed on the thrones, of music and choral songs, with our extraordinary choirs, whose voices are heard in every corner of the streets, popular devotion of the people of Crevillent accompanying the various sculptural groups, of religion, with the offices in the three Parishes and tradition as “el Abrazo” and the typical lunch of Good Friday.
From here I want to show publicly all the municipal support to our Holy Week of Crevillent, declared of International Tourist Interest. Holy Week allows us to the people of Crevillent to share our traditions and values with the rest of visitors who come to us during this celebration. To be grateful and to recognize to all the members of the different Boards of Directors of the Federation of Holy Week its dedication and commitment with our municipality. Your work has been fundamental to make possible that this celebration has reached the level of excellence that it has and it deserves.
I hope that this Holy Week will be an unforgettable experience for all those who visit us, and that we continue working together to keep this tradition alive for many years to come.
Lourdes Aznar Miralles – Mayoress of Crevillent