The thirtieth anniversary of La Passió de Ondara in images The thirtieth anniversary of La Passió de Ondara in images

The thirtieth anniversary of La Passió de Ondara in images

25 March 2024 - 12: 11

Last Saturday night, March 23, Ondara witnessed a magnificent staging of La Passió, with favorable weather and attendance that reached historic levels of participation, approximately one thousand people. This emblematic theatrical event, which commemorated its thirtieth anniversary, featured performances by around 80 people of all ages and took place in various outdoor stages in the town.

Jointly organized by the La Passió d'Ondara Association, the Santa Anna Parish, the Central Board of Confraries and the Júniors MD collective, with the collaboration of the Regidoria de Festes i Tradicions of the Ondara City Council, the representation was developed in Valencian and staged the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ through seven scenes.

The assistants were an integral part of the play, following the actors in each scene and actively participating in the story. From Sant Sopar to the crucifixion, passing through the trial before Pilate and Herod, each moment took place in emblematic places such as the Prado, the Placeta de les Escoles, the Plaça Major and the Plaça de Bous.

The Councilor for Festivals and Traditions of Ondara, Jordi Ruiz, praised the setup, planning and performances of all the participants, highlighting that this tradition has become an important cultural and tourist attraction for the town and the region as a whole.

La Passió de Ondara has its roots in the representation of the fourteen stations of the Via Crucis carried out by children and educators of the Júniors MD movement since 1987. In 1992, it was decided to represent the last moments of the life of Jesus Christ in a separate work, evolving to the street representation that is known today since 1994.

This anniversary marks three decades of an event that has endured and has established itself as a fundamental part of Holy Week in Ondara, attracting both local residents and visitors to the region.

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