Since 1950, the procession de la Sanch has only been cancelled once before, due to the heavy rains of 1976 – and of course this year 2020, coronavirus oblige. Find out a little about what you’re missing!
The Procession de la Sanch, opens the celebration of “Semaine Sainte” (the Easter Holy week) in Perpignan.
The brotherhood of “La Sanch” (the blood) was founded in 1416 by Vincent Ferrier at the church of St Jaques in Perpignan, its origin to assist and accompany the condemned to their execution.
Celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Confrérie de la Sanch (the Sanch Brotherhood) with a guided tour of the Eglise Saint Jacques.
Did you know that the man who was apparently responsible for the unification of Catalonia was called Wilfred the Hairy (El Pelut), Count of Barcelona, but hailing originally from Ria near Prades?
What’s on around the region in April 2019
Impressive, atmospheric, just a little frightening; the long black and red hooded and robed figures of the Procession de la Sanch march slowly through the streets of Perpignan to the solemn beat of black veiled tambourines
What’s on around the region in March 2018
What’s on around the region in March 2017
What’s on around the region in October 2016
Around the region March 2016 (added to daily) WHEN & WHERE? WHAT? Daily Until 6th La Ferme de Découverte, St André Visit the farm for a great family day out. Every day at 3pm & 5pm…