Officially it is the church of Santa Isabel de Portugal, although most Zaragozans still call it San Cayetano, and it is in the Plaza del Justicia, two steps from the Pilar. In each Holy Week it is the meeting point for the brotherhoods that will fill the streets of Zaragoza with color and fervor, starting this Saturday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. with the start of the acts that will culminate in the official proclamation of the Proclamation at 8:00 p.m. in the Plaza del Pilar. As happens every year, and after the forced break of 2020 and 2021, thousands of people will gather in the area to express their respect for a tradition deeply rooted in the hearts of citizens.
The Responsible for the Proclamation is the Archbishop of Zaragoza, Don Carlos Manuel Escribano. The organizers, by delegation of the Coordinating Board, are the brothers of La Piedad, who are also in the image of the poster announcing the Week. It is also one of the most colorful and long-awaited processions every Holy Week in Zaragoza. La Piedad is the First Penitential Brotherhood in Zaragoza since 1937; in 1965 he introduced 25 kettledrums in his brotherhood, being the first brotherhood in Zaragoza to introduce this instrument in Holy Week. Currently there are more than 250 brothers with drums, bass drums, kettledrums and bugles.
just a few days ago, La Piedad made public the list of the 18 new brothers integrated into its structure in this 2022, in addition to imposing the gold badge on those brothers who have completed 50 years of belonging to the brotherhood of La Piedad this year, as a token of gratitude for their loyalty. The act took place in the church of San Cayetano.
Route and schedule of the Proclamation in Zaragoza this Passion Saturday
- Hours: 18.00 from the church of Santa Isabel de Portugal
- Route: Plaza del Justicia, Demonstration, Alfonso I, Coso, Plaza de España, Don Jaime I, Plaza del Pilar.
- Proclamation of the Proclamation will be in the Plaza del Pilar at 20.00 and the procession will continue along Calle Alfonso I, Demonstration, ending at the Church of Santa Isabel (arrival at 21.15).