Splendid could be the adjective used to characterize the Holy Thursday from Málaga. Since early morning, the whole city of Málaga takes to the streets to attend the landing of the legionnaires that will accompany the Cristo de la Buena Muerte. The day will end up well into the early morning,
with the silence that accompanies the Cristo de la Vera- Cruz, the oldest of the Holy Week in Málaga.
11:00 AM Landing of the Legion in the seaport of Málaga.
4:00 PM Santa Cruz passes through the narrow street Arco de la Cabeza.
5:20 PM The Cena leaves its brotherhood house in Puerta Nueva.
5:45 PM The confraternity of Viñeros passes by Tribuna de los Pobres (Rostrum of the Poor).
8:35 PM The Cristo de Mena in La Alameda avenue.
00:15 PM The Cristo de la Vera-Cruz enters the Alameda avenue.
11:00 PM Misericordia passing through the square plaza del Siglo.
00:00 AM The Zamarrilla enters Calderería street after giving the double bend.
00:55 AM La Esperanza goes by Larios street and blessing of the Nazareno del Paso.
What is…THE LEGEND OF ZAMARRILLA?
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the bandit named Zamarrilla ran away from the guards and took refuge in a chapel where
an image of the Virgin Mary was venerated. He prayed to her asking for help and hid himself under here cape. After registering inch by inch
the chapel, the guards left without finding him. As he was grateful, Zamarrilla wanted to make a gift to La Dolorosa Virgin with the only
thing he had: a white rose that held on her chest with his own dagger. In just a moment the rosa was dyed in blood red. Since then, the Virgen
de la Amargura wears a red rose in her chest and is known as the Virgin of Zamarrilla.
Today you cannot miss the procession of the Virgen de la Esperanza. Her processional throne is spectacular and the heaviest of Málaga. In fact,
it weighs five tons and over 260 men of throne are needed so that the Queen of Málaga goes for a walk through the streets of the city. The
carpet of rosemary that covers the official route over the Virgin goes by, and the blessing given by the Nazareno del Paso in square plaza de la
Constitución, are the most characteristic items of this procession.
Today we choose something sweet. There are few items more typical of Lent season and Holy Week than the torrijas made of bread, milk and honey (bread soaked in milk and fried in batter with honey or sugar and wine). However, currently there are many sorts of this traditional cake and we
can find them also with sugar, whipped cream or chocolate.
Corp of the Spanish army that is linked to the Cristo de la buena Muerte de la congregación de Mena since 128 who is considered he corp´s protector. Since then, the legionnaire soldiers are those in charge of safeguarding and watching over the Cristo de la Beuna Muerte carrying out solemn acts of great emotion and accompanying it in its proccession through the streets of Málaga wich are filled in its wake.