Our Lady of Sorrows, Good Friday and Easter processions

Our Lady of Sorrows kicks off the Holy Week, as the Catholic Church celebrates this religious event every year, on the Friday before Good Friday. Processions take place in Valletta in various towns and villages on the island where some people walk barefoot as a sign of sacrifice.

On Maundy Thursday, the 'seven visits' take place, that is, visits to seven different churches to pay homage to the Altars of Repose. On Good Friday, towns and villages commemorate the Passion of Christ with a solemn statue procession in the late afternoon. The statues depict various episodes from the Passion of Christ and are carried by bearers. Between one statue and the next (about ten in all), participants in the procession wear biblical costumes.

On Easter Sunday, the ringing of church bells announces the resurrection of Christ. A procession carrying a statue of the Risen Christ roams through the Valletta streets, accompanied by bands playing festive music. At the end, the statue bearers take a run to carry the Risen Christ triumphantly into the church.

Dates 08/04/2022 - 17/04/2022

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