The Semana Santa in Hellín this is, undoubtedly, far more pointed in this town not only for all hellineros, but also for the thousands of visitors who come each year to this date the tradition.

If there is an instrument that is characterized Hellin it's the drum. This appears intrinsically linked to the celebration of Holy Week, constituting the most important holiday in the city where passion is mixed by religious (Processions) and the pagan festival (Tamborada).

At present there are twenty-six Guilds and Fraternities with centuries of history behind, consisting of images and sculptures by sculptors such as Benlliure, Federico Coullaut Valera, Andes Fernández or José Zamorano. The processions, that develop throughout the week sequence of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, show the wealth of sculptural heritage of this land and the fervor of its inhabitants. These works include the "Cristo Yacenteof "Mariano Benlliure, considered, according to experts, as one of the five best sculptures of the twentieth century.

Tamborada Hellin. Photo: From Faro of Hellín.

Furthermore, the Tamborada Hellin, declared International Tourist Interest, and is one of the most famous and well-known celebrations Spain, and is the only one with such distinction. In it, over 20.000 people, young and old, redouble their drums through the streets of the city, dressed in black robes and red or black neckerchief.

The first drum performance takes place on Dolores Friday, formerly chosen day to tune the drums when they were made with goat skin. However, it is not until Holy Wednesday when the first official tamborada occurs and one of the most massive, starting at three in the afternoon and ends with the collection of the Procession of the Agony in the Garden.

Thursday begins at midnight, at the end of the Procession of Silence, until the afternoon of Friday, after falling to Calvary. And finally, Holy Saturday takes place the last tamborada just pm Easter Sunday with the collection of the Procession of the Meeting. Visitors can actively participate in these tamboradas, enjoying a unique atmosphere and a sound that will make its way through the city.

Similarly, in Agramón you can hear the drum roll nights Dolores Friday, Holy Thursday and Gloria Saturday, whereas in Isso Isso tamborada only takes place at noon on Palm Sunday.

On the morning of Easter Sunday offers Agramón and Hellin offers moments of intense emotion: the silence of thousands of drummers in the moments before the “Meeting” for, once opened pineapple releasing dozens of pigeons, thundering unison with renewed vigor. The term of this procession marking the end of the events of Passion Week, processions and tamboradas.

NOTES: Meet schedules and routes of processions and tamboradas.

WAY OF THE CROSS

With the cooperation of the Holy Christ School, Founded in 1726, Penitence is the branch of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Rosary. Penitents torch head to Calvary Road by Columns.

Hours: 20:45 hours.

Exit: Franciscan Convent.

Arrival: Calvary Chapel.

Procesiona: Confraternity of Our. Ms.. Rosary “School of Christ”.

Route

Tamborada CHILDREN

Good Friday evening begins with school child tamborada, where hundreds of children with their drums are coming to downtown from their respective colleges.

Hours: 17:00 hours.

Location: Garden Martinez Parras, Calle Sol and Rabal.

TAMBORADA

At midnight they start beating the drum, but there is an official tamborada since there is no time and even the drummers are dressed in classical attire. It is a first contact with the drum. Although there is no official itinerary, drummers are concentrated in the streets Rabal, Benito Toboso & Pottery to climb to Calvary.

PROCESSION OF PALMS

In her sole procession sculpture “The Entry into Jerusalem”. This, popularly known as “La Burrica”, is carried on the shoulders and accompanied by a representation of Nazarenes Association Brotherhoods, since this is not a Brotherhood itself.

Hours: 09:30 hours.

Exit: Church Square.

Arrival: Church Square.

Procesionan: All Brotherhoods Easter.

Route

TRANSFER OF CHRIST OF GREAT POWER

Hours: 19:00 hours.

Exit: Museo de Semana Santa.

Arrival: College of the Capuchin Tertiary Fathers.

Procesiona: Royal Brotherhood of Our. Ms.. Dolor of, Ntro. Father of Mercy and Jesus Christ the Great Power.

Route

TAMBORADA OF THAT

The noon, thousands of drummers gather in this hamlet hellinera, only day on which the roll of drums is heard through the streets.

WAY OF THE CROSS

Via Crucis through the old town of Hellin, with the Holy Christ School. The two Via Crucis , both of Good Friday Easter Monday like, are characterized by its austerity and intimacy.

Hours: 23:00 hours.

Exit: Ermita del Rosario.

Arrival: Ermita del Rosario.

Procesiona: Confraternity of Our. Ms.. Rosary “School of Christ”.

Route

PROCESSION OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST

In this procession, worth noting that the Holy Christ of the Precious Blood is carried exclusively by women, while Mary of Sorrows does shouldered men only.

Hours: 21:00 hours.

Exit: Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Arrival: Church Square.

Participate: Hermandad de San Antonio Abad, Holy Christ of the Precious Blood and the Virgin of Sorrows.

Route

TRANSFER OF OUR FATHER AND JESUS ​​MEDINACELI WHIPS

The passage of Christ of Medinaceli between drummers at the height of Rabal, followed by the sculpture of The Lashes, It is one of the greatest moments of anticipation pm.

Hours: 17:30 hours.

Exit: Parroquia de San Roque.

Arrival: Church Square.

Participate: Confraternity of Our. Jesus of Medinaceli and Brotherhood of Spanking.

Route

PROCESSION OF THE GARDEN OF PRAYER

Hours: 19:30.

Exit: Church Square.

Arrival: Church Square.

Involved: Brotherhood of the Holy Cross and Our Lady of Bitterness, Brotherhood of the Samaritan, Brotherhood of the Agony in the Garden, Brotherhood of Spanking, Confraternity of Our. Father Jesús de Medinaceli, Brotherhood of Our. Padre Jesus Nazareno, Confraternity of Our. Ms.. Forgiveness of Christ and the Fall, Brotherhood of St. John the Evangelist and Brotherhood of Our. Ms.. of Sorrows.

Route

TAMBORADA

The tamborada of Holy Wednesday is one of the few most massive of these days occur. Just take a walk along the Calle Sol Rabal or to understand how this celebration is rooted in hellineros of all ages, from the youngest to the oldest, all dressed in classical clothing. His official start is at 15:00 hours and ends at the end of the Procession of the Agony in the Garden.

PROCESSION OF SILENCE

Hours: 19:00 hours.

Exit: College of the Capuchin Tertiary Fathers.

Arrival: College of the Capuchin Tertiary Fathers.

Involved: Brotherhood of the sacrament, Royal Brotherhood of The Arrest, Brotherhood of Denial of St. Peter, Brotherhood of Christ Crown of Thorns, Brotherhood Ecce Homo-, Confraternity of Our. Father Jesús de Medinaceli, Brotherhood of Our. Father Jesus of the judgment before the pardon Barabbas, and Royal Brotherhood of Our. Ms.. Dolor of, Ntro. Father Jesus of Mercy and Jesus del Gran Poder.

Route

TAMBORADA

Along with that of Holy Wednesday, probably the busiest of all tamborada traditional Easter. From 12 pm, thousands of drummers redouble their drums through the streets of the city, to the collection of the procession the next day.

PROCESSION TO CALVARY

Uploads

Hours: 07:30 hours.

Exit: Church Square.

Arrival: Calvary Chapel.

Involved: Brotherhood of the Holy Cross and Our Lady of Bitterness, Brotherhood of the Samaritan, Brotherhood of the Agony in the Garden, Royal Brotherhood of The Arrest, Brotherhood of Spanking, Brotherhood of Christ of the Crown of Thorns, Brotherhood Ecce Homo-, Confraternity of Our. Father Jesús de Medinaceli, Brotherhood of the Judgment, Brotherhood of Our. Padre Jesus Nazareno, Confraternity of Our. Ms.. Forgiveness of Christ and the Fall, Brotherhood of Veronica, Royal Brotherhood of the Crucified Christ and Our Lady of Sorrows, Hermandad de San Antonio Abad, Holy Christ of the Precious Blood and the Virgin of Sorrows, Brotherhood of St Mary Magdalene, Brotherhood of St. John the Evangelist and Brotherhood of Our. Ms.. of Sorrows.

Route

Bajada

Hours: 11:00 hours.

Exit: Sabino Square Rope.

Arrival: Church Square.

Involved: Brotherhood of the Holy Cross and Our Lady of Bitterness, Brotherhood of the Samaritan, Brotherhood of the Agony in the Garden, Royal Brotherhood of The Arrest, Brotherhood of Spanking, Brotherhood of Christ of the Crown of Thorns, Brotherhood Ecce Homo-, Confraternity of Our. Father Jesús de Medinaceli, Brotherhood of the Judgment, Brotherhood of Our. Padre Jesus Nazareno, Confraternity of Our. Ms.. Forgiveness of Christ and the Fall, Brotherhood of Veronica, Royal Brotherhood of the Crucified Christ and Our Lady of Sorrows, Hermandad de San Antonio Abad, Precious Blood of Christ and the Virgin of Sorrows, Brotherhood of St Mary Magdalene, Brotherhood of St. John the Evangelist and Brotherhood of Our. Ms.. of Sorrows.

Route

PROCESSION OF BURIAL

Procession characterized by a large gathering and whose main character is the Reclining Christ, work of sculptor Mariano Benlliure. After the procession, it performs the traditional “Touch of Prayer” in the presence of the images of Christ lying, St. John the Evangelist and Our. Ms.. of Solitude.

Hours: 22:30 hours.

Exit: Church Square.

Arrival: Church Square.

Involved: Holy Christ School, Brotherhood of the Holy Cross and Our Lady of Bitterness, Brotherhood of Denial of St. Peter, Confraternity of Our. Ms.. Forgiveness and Christ the Fall, Royal Brotherhood of the Crucified Christ and Our Lady of Sorrows, Hermandad de San Antonio Abad, Precious Blood of Christ and the Virgin of Sorrows, Brotherhood of St Mary Magdalene, Brotherhood of Veronica, Brotherhood of Christ Lying, Brotherhood of St. John the Evangelist and Our. Ms.. of Solitude.

Route

TAMBORADA

It was born to accommodate women within tamboradas, since the rest of the day was not allowed to touch the drum. Today, women actively participate in all over Easter. This starts at tamborada 12 AM, between Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, and ends when the procession of the meeting the next day is collected.

PROCESSION OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS

Hours: 09:00 hours.

Exit: Church Square.

Arrival: Fairground Baldomero Marin.

Noli Me Tangere: Act that represents the meeting of St. Mary Magdalene with Christ Resurrected. The Magdalena wait to Risen in the Gran Via where he performed a majestic bow to the Risen.

Procesionan: Brotherhood of the Holy Cross and Our Lady of Bitterness, Brotherhood of St Mary Magdalene, Brotherhood of St. John the Evangelist and Brotherhood of Our. Ms.. of Sorrows.

Route

PROCESSION OF THE RISEN

Hours: 09:30 hours.

Exit: Church Square.

Arrival: Fairground Baldomero Marin.

Procesionan: Hermandad de San Antonio Abad, Precious Blood of Christ and the Virgin of Sorrows, Veronica Brotherhood and Brotherhood of the Risen Christ.

Route

MEETING

At the fairgrounds, over 15.000 entirely silent drummers spontaneously. At the time that the meeting between the Risen Christ and the Sorrows occurs, drums break to redouble their hands drummers.

Hours: 11:00 hours.

Location: Fairground Baldomero Marin.

PROCESSION OF THE MEETING

After this procession, starting from Garden Martínez Parras and streets El Sol and El Rabal, bands will parade bugles and drums and the music that have participated in the processions.

Hours: 11:30 hours.

Exit: Avenida de Castilla-La Mancha.

Arrival: Church Square.

Procesionan: Brotherhood of the Holy Cross and Our Lady of Bitterness, Hermandad de San Antonio Abad, Precious Blood of Christ and the Virgin of Sorrows, Brotherhood of Veronica, Brotherhood of St Mary Magdalene, Hermandad de San Juan Evangelista, Confraternity of Our. Ms.. Dolores and the Brotherhood of the Risen Christ.

Route

Learn more about Easter Hellin in this documentary presented by the Association of Brotherhoods.