Recalling the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, Holy Week in Óbidos is considered one of the most impressive religious manifestations in the western region and attracts many people to this town united by devotion and culture.
The festivities begin with the centuries-old Procession of the Third Order of St. Francis which takes place at the beginning of Lent and involves many litters exuberantly decorated with flowers. On Palm Sunday, the procession of Senhor dos Passos (Our Lord of the Stations) parades through the streets, outside and inside the walls of Óbidos, culminating in the Church of the Misericódia, alongside which a Calvary represents the hill on which Jesus was crucified.
The highlight of the ceremonies takes place on Good Friday with the poignant Funeral Procession of the Lord where the lighting is exclusively provided by a few torches placed at strategic points along the way.
The ceremonies end on Easter Sunday with a Eucharistic Procession in which the various parishes and their hamlets are represented.
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Find more information at:
- http://www.obidos.pt/Holy Week
- https://www.visitportugal.com/Holy Week in Óbidos