For the second year in succession, Easter’s Holy Week will not have the usual processions and display of sacred statues that traditionally fill Semana Santa. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Bishop of Tenerife has signed a decree suspending acts of worship and processions outside churches throughout the island. Services will still be held inside, albeit in compliance with health measures in place.
The Bishop emphasized that the religious festival itself isn’t cancelled, and the Church’s liturgical calendar is still in place for the faithful to enjoy in person and online, especially over Easter weekend. In that particular regard, there is no announcement yet from Adeje as to the town’s Pasión, the world-famous passion play, itself cancelled last year, but it is obviously and sadly very likely to be called off again this year, as are the beautiful floral exhibitions for Pascua Florida in Guía de Isora.