On Holy Monday, six brotherhoods, each of them with their well defined characteristics, parade in a procession. In some moments, you can almost ‘hear’ the silence, whereas other times you will go with the flow of the fandangos and bulerías (Andalusian song accompanied with clapping and dancing) or by the musical notes in the ‘Gaudeamus Igitur’. In any case, you will get excited and be amazed by the crowds that can be attracted by the Lord of Málaga.
4:30 PM Brotherhood Crucifixión goes by Los Álamos street.
5:30 PM Brotherhood Pasión makes a penance stop in the Cathedral.
8:00 PM Dolores del Puente crosses Esperanza bridge.
9:30 PM El Cautivo crosses Aurora bridge.
10:30 PM Brotherhood Los Gitanos enclosure in Frailes street.
01:00 AM Estudiantes
in plaza del Obispo.
There are many ways to participate in the penance season: as a man of throne, as Nazarene (penitent in a Holy Week procession) lighting the way with a candle, or carrying a banner. You can also accompany the images because of a promise: those people who walk behind the processional thrones after having received some favor or to request for it. These people usually go with a burning candle, barefoot, with the eyes covered… After El Cautivo image you will see thousands of them.
What are… THE PROCESSIONAL THRONES?
In Málaga, processional thrones are called the enormous andas (big plank supported on metal parallel shafts) on which the images are carried. These processional thrones are very different from the ones of other cities (named “pasos”: religious images representing a determinate event of the Passion of Christ): while these latter are carried by carriers at their back, the first ones are loaded by the called hombres de trono (men of throne), who put their shoulder below the shafts.
To spend all day in the street you have to eat well. Today we could take the chance to try a lovely casserole with noodles, clams and coquinas (a kind of mollusc); or a satiating berza of Málaga (a stew that includes chicken, beef and pork meats, together with chickpeas and beans).