Holy Week is one of the most significant religious festivities in Utrera. It takes place during the week of the first full moon after the vernal equinox. It has been declared of an event of National Tourist Interest. Utrera’s processions reflect the religious and artistic legacy of the Confraternities, some of which were founded in the 16th to 18th centuries. They are an expression of the recognition, devotion and faith that people spontaneously maintain and respect as traditions of Andalusian culture.
The seven days of Passion in Utrera are Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday and Easter Day. Good Friday is divided into two parts. The so-called “Madrugá”, which begins at midnight on Good Friday, and the rest of the Friday. Thirteen confraternities march in procession through Utrera, 10 of which are penitential brotherhoods.
The importance of Holy Week and, above all, the confraternities lies in the value and transmission of faith, and the true spirit of participation and piety with which it is celebrated.