Listen up beautiful Easter brides! I can already tell you right now, that if you are planning to get married in Spain during the Easter holidays, you might want to reconsider.
I am not talking about the lack of fabulous weather or food. These two factors will always remain a guarantee for weddings in Spain. However, the Easter holidays in Spain are known for their festivity, drawing lots of locals to celebrate these sacred holidays.
Easter celebrations in Spain
Spain is known as a pretty religious country, so you can expect that Easter holidays are taken very seriously there. Following the Christian calendar, the Easter week in Spain is very sacred and is also known as the Semana Santa. The week starts with Palm Sunday, where the locals worship at churches, carrying always branches of palm trees. Ash Wednesday, which also happens to be the first day of Lent, which lasts until Good Friday. Here, usually people give up sweets, alcohol and even food in some cases. Still think Easter weddings in Spain are a good idea? The lent is then followed by a huge feast on Easter Sunday, where the people enjoy lovely traditional Spanish food. Finally, Easter Monday concludes the Easter week or Semana Santa. Spanish locals generally perceive this as the day of rest and worship.
Availability of locals
The Spanish locals are very friendly, generous and willing to show you the best places to eat, drink or party. However, as the locals also engage in various Easter activities as mentioned above, they might be less willing to focus on the tourists, as they have to attend to their family celebrations. Many of them might even be out of town, visiting their grannies and other relatives.
During Easter, you may come across traditional Spanish dishes such as torrijas. What on earth are torrijas? It’s actually slices of bread, prepared in mixtures that consists of eggs, milk and lots of sugar. The pieces of bread are then fried in olive oil and served warm. Do you think it sounds delicious?
Shops will most likely be closed for the holidays. If you and your bridesmaid expect to have fun doing activities such as shopping and going out on bar crawls, Easter might not be the best time to do all of that. A lot of the shops will be closed for Easter and will only reopen after Easter Monday. Hence, Easter weddings in Spain might not be the best idea.
It’s not only the shops that won’t be available for weddings in Spain, but the churches will be booked out of sermons. Good luck finding a Church and a priest available during these holy days in Spain. It is highly unlikely that you do. If you dream about getting married in a beautiful Spanish church, do it either before or after the Easter holidays. Easter celebrations in Spain heavily involve going to church, so that’s where you’ll also find the locals. Weddings in Spain during Easter are thus impossible in some areas.
Do your research, if you really want to get married in Spain during Easter so you can prepare for everything!