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Semana Santa and Easter

A Collection of Recipes


The week leading up to Easter is known as Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Latin America, and it is one of the most important religious celebrations of the year. Processions, religious ceremonies, and public festivities occur throughout the week, starting with Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos), continuing through Good Thursday (Jueves Santo), Good Friday (Viernes Santo), and finally Easter Sunday itself (Pascua or Domingo de Resurrección). Certain cities are especially known for their Semana Santa celebrations, such as Ayacucho in Peru, and Ouro Preto in Brazil.
Many people avoid eating meat on the days leading up to Easter, opting for seafood (bacalao (salted cod) is a popular choice) and vegetarian dishes (such as empanadas de vigilia).

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