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Cherry Blossom Festival and Parade in Washington D.C 2018
Where: Washinton DC, United States
When:  Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Sunday, April 15, 2018
The Cherry Blossom celebrations in Washington DC started in 1935.   The festival that symbolizes the coming spring is held for two weeks with various culture events. The Parade attracts, every year an estimated 300,000 spectators who enjoy the colorful procession. Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance. The festival's program, information & schedule of events, FAQ etc', is present in the...(read more)
Our Lady of Sorrows Festival in Malta 2018
Where: Valletta, Malta
When:  Friday, March 23, 2018 - Friday, March 23, 2018
Our Lady of Sorrows Festival in Malta is an important Catholic holiday. According to tradition, the festival is celebrated, each year, on Friday before “Good Friday”. Religious processions take place in all the towns and villages over the island.   In some of the processions, ascetics march and drag heavy iron chains locked to their bare feet as a symbol to their sins’ atonement.   The ceremonies and parades are held all over the island. The most impressive events are held in Our Lady of Sorrows church in...(read more)
Mystic St. Patricks Day - Irish Parade 2018
Where: Mystic, United States
When:  Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
St. Patrick's Parade and celebration of Celtic & Gaelic customs and traditions. Please try and arrive early since the police departments will be closing off certain routes into the Marching area. Food & sanitary facilities are available in various area's should you desire there use. Reserve now your hotel in Mystic Attractive and lowest prices, suited for all budgets. Confirmation of your reservation will be mailed to you promptly as part of the easy and simple reservation process.  
The Holly Week in Spain - Semana Santa 2018
Where: Madrid, Spain
When:  Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Saturday, March 31, 2018
The celebrations of the Holly Week (the week before Easter) which are held in the Catholic states get unique beauty all over Spain. Impressive religious processions move along the cities’ streets.   In the center of the procession, priests carry, out of the church, a palanquin with the statue of Virgin Mary. The statue is lightened with tens big candles that surrounded the festive palanquin.   In addition, mobile stages carry giant figures from the New Testament. The atmosphere during the Holly week days is solemnly...(read more)
Easter Week processions in Merida 2018
Where: Merida, Spain
When:  Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
Merida is located in west Spain. The Easter Week processions in Merida are known by their beauty and its unique atmosphere. The processions pass in front of ancient Roman monuments that are scattered over the city. The most significant parade is la borriquita (a tiny donkey) and it symbols the start of Easter fiestas over the city. The procession take place on Sunday before Easter which is known as Palm Sunday, the day that Jesus Christus enter Jerusalem. The second procession is the Vía Crucis/Via Dolorosa which moves in a...(read more)
Dance of the Devils in Prizzi Sicily 2018
Where: Prizzi, Italy
When:  Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
The little town Prizzi is located 85 km south to Palermo in Sicily near Italy. The town holds, once a year, dance of the devil ceremonies. The event preserves ancient paganic traditions from the Middle Age – the constant struggle between good and bad. The events and ceremonies are held through the "Holly Week", the week before Easter.   The main events are dance ceremonies were the town residents wear devils masks and dance in tempo that symbol evil. On Palm Sunday, in the afternoon, a rider on a horse arrives to...(read more)
Via Crucis (Helsinki) 2018
Where: Helsinki, Finland
When:  Friday, March 30, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
Via Crucis (The Way of the Cross) is held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, every year on Easter. This theatrical parade is a symbol of Jesus agony on his way to the crucifixion. The parade is a sort of street theater, with the participation of more than hundred professional and amateur actors playing the agony march. The event starts in Kaisaniemi Park, moving to the House of the Estates and then to the Senate Square. The play starts 9pm.
Good Friday Procession in Rome 2018
Where: Roma, Italy
When:  Friday, March 30, 2018 - Friday, March 30, 2018
Once a year, Rome holds a unique impressive parade, with the participation of the POP.   The parade which takes place on Good Friday (the Friday before Easter), attracts thousands of people from all over the world.   The traditional procession is accompanied by thousands of believers who light its way with torches.   The parade stops 14 times on its way, to present the crucified march of Jesus from his death sentence to his burial.   The POP, carrying a wooden cross, holds a ceremony of short pray in every...(read more)
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