Since Palm Sunday (March29th) Sechura Province – a coastal province in Piura region of Northern Peru – has been welcoming thousands of tourists to celebrate Semana Santa (Holy Week).
There are traditional ceremonies as well as added activities to make Semana Santa in Sechura really special.
On Palm Sunday a traditional procession with palm branches blessed at Barrio Las Capillas, to celebrate Jesus arriving in Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Passover.
On Thursday there will be a craft fair from 9am then from 10am a fantastic competition for restaurants and welfare kitchens to prepare the best traditional cuisine. There will also be the traditional mass commemorating the Lords Last Supper at 5pm in the Monastery Chapel, followed by Eucharistic celebration and feet washing ceremony.
On Holy Friday, in San Martin chapel there will be the sermon of the “Last Seven Words of Christ” followed by a procession.
On Saturday, at 9.00am tourists can take a tour through the main attractions of Sechura. Some of the main attraction to see are: the Médano Blanco sand dune, the Chusis Museum, the San Pedro mangroves and Chulliyache beach. And after at 5pm there will be a portrayal of the suffering and death of Christ at the Divino Cautivo chapel.
On Easter Sunday there will be Mass celebrating the resurrection of Jesus in Las Capillas neighborhood.