Madrid’s Easter 2021 will be a subdued affair thanks to Covid-19 but there will be still be a full week of virtual religious events as well as plenty of family fun to enjoy the best the capital can offer.
Although the Archdiocese of Madrid has announced that there will be none of the many public processions this year , worshipers will still be able to attend socially distanced mass as well as visit the costaleros, whose members from the different religious guilds will be holding invitation only events in churches, monasteries and other holy places on the key Christian dates for La Borriquita, Santísimo Cristo de la Fe y el Perdón and Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Salud and María Santísima de las Antiguas.
In addtion there will be a programme of religious music that include the Young Performers Cycle, the concerts of the Madrid Choral Federation and traditional saetas. They all take place in churches across the city, such as the Royal Basilica of Our Lady of Atocha, the Chapel of Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery, the Royal Collegiate Church of San Isidro and the Royal Basilica of San Francisco el Grande.
On Easter Sunday, it’s time for the tamborrada maña drum parade. Various brotherhoods carrying drums of different sizes set off from Madrid’s Plaza Mayor and stroll towards Plaza de la Villa as they play music to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, three days after his death.
Non Christian will be able to enjoy the holiday’s activities and take advantage of Madrid Tourisms Madrideñear initiative to encourage the region´s residents to re-discover Madrid given that they are not allowed to travel outside the autonomous community due to the travel restrictions in place until April 6th.
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