Holy Week begins on the Sunday before Easter Sunday and is more celebrated than Christmas. A spectacle to behold, each ‘brotherhood’ carries a float depicting different elements of the Passion. In Plaza Duquesa de Parcent the men and women of the Spanish Legion carry Christ upon the cross. Fabulous candlelit processions see the Virgin carried through Plaza del Socorro and nazarenos with their pointed hoods or capirotes fill the streets. Processions range from colourful, costumed spectacles where thousands of families gather, dressed in their finest, to barefoot and silent midnight marches where penitents drag chains through the quiet streets. Grab a programme, pick a procession and get there early. If you are in Ronda during Semana Santa book your table well in advance for this is one big party where everyone joins the crowd, and for those of us with a more reserved approach to Easter remember: Passion reigns, for this is Spain.