Semana Santa in Manilva and Sabinillas

Semana Santa Manilva

During Easter week, which begins on Sunday 29 March, towns and cities across Spain celebrate the story of Christ through a number of services and processions. Manilva celebrates a number of these Semana Santa processions in both Manilva town and Sabinillas.

Here is the programme of processions for this year’s Semana Santa Easter celebrations in Manilva and Sabinillas.

Manilva Processions – 2015

Palm Sunday – March 29

11 am. Blessing of the palms in the Iglesia Santa Ana church, Manilva.

12 noon. La Borriquita – Procession through the streets of Manilva.

Holy Tuesday – March 31

From 9 pm the Iglesia Santa Ana church hosts Manilva’s “IX Noche de Exaltación a la Saeta” celebrating the traditional processional songs or ‘Saeta’.

Holy Wednesday – April 1

11.00 pm Via Crucis procession starts from the church and proceeds through Calle Cuartel and El Camino del Calvario.

Maundy Thursday – April 2

8.00 pm Mass in the the church.

11.00 pm Procession of Jesus of Nazareth.

Good Friday – April 3

5.00 pm Adoration of the Cross at the Church.

6.00 pm Procession of “Santo Entierro” and Ntra Sra de los Dolores”.

12 midnight Procession “De la Soledad”. This procession is undertaken in strict silence.

Holy Saturday – April 4

11.00 pm Blessing of the Flame in the church atrium and the Easter vigil.

Easter Sunday – April 5

12 noon Holy mass in the Church followed at 1 pm by the procession of the “Santisimo Cristo Resucitado” and the “Santisima Virgen del Rosario A.M.D.G.”

Sabinillas Processions – 2015

Semana Santa in Sabinillas

Palm Sunday – March 29

12.30 pm. Blessing of the Palms in the Plaza Costa del Sol (fishermen’s square) Sabinillas followed by mass in the San Luis de Sabinillas church.

Holy Thursday – April 2

6.00 pm. Mass at the church, Sabinillas

10.00 pm. Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession

Plaza de la Iglesia
Calle Marques de Larios
Calle Picasso
Calle Duquesa de Arcos
La Colonia

Good Friday – April 3

4.00 pm. Adoration of the Cross in the church, Sabinillas

9.30 pm. Procession of “Cristo del Amor” and “Ntra Sra del los Dolores”

Plaza de la Colonia
Calle Duquesa de Arcos
Calle  Raimundo Buergera
Calle Picasso
Calle Marques de Larios
Plaza de la Iglesia

Saturday, April 4

9.00 pm. Easter vigil in the church, Sabinillas

Easter Sunday – April 5

11.00 am. Mass at the church, Sabinillas

Business Networking Event to Raise Funds for Charity

The Shaw Marketing Services’ Manilva networking group has announced that 100% of the proceeds from their 18th March event will be donated to The Duquesa Charitable Association of St George.

This monthly, bilingual networking event is usually just for women, but this special fundraising event will be open to all business people on the Western Costa del Sol to give entrepreneurs a friendly and open environment to build their network, find suppliers and make new contacts, whilst raising money for a great cause.

This group is led by marketing and networking expert Georgina Shaw from Shaw Marketing Services, who is passionate about creating a strong group to support the local business community and wants to use this platform to raise money for charity. “I strongly believe that all businesses should make a positive impact on their community and our March networking event will be a great way to support businesses whilst raising much needed funds. We hope as many people as possible will come and take part.”

Dean Tyler Shelton, President of The Duquesa Charitable Association of St George and Area Director at Manilva Town Hall will be attending the event to show his support. Dean commented “I’m thrilled to not only have been invited along to this event, that I personally believe to be optimal for the future positioning of Manilva as a business centre or place to do business on the Costa del Sol and wider Spain, but that they have also chosen our small local charity to be the receiver of the proceeds of the event.”

The networking event costs 5€ to include the networking activities and refreshments and all proceeds will be donated to The Duquesa Charitable Association of St George. The event is being held at CIVIMA (Manilva Wine Museum) from 18.30-20.00 and all business people are welcome.

St George networking meeting

To register please email or call on 952 903 154

Key Information

  • Fundraising networking event in aid of The Duquesa Charitable Association of St George
  • 18th March 2015
  • Time – 18.30-20.00
  • Location – CIVIMA (Manilva Wine Museum) –
  • How much? – 5€ to include networking and refreshments (donated to The Duquesa Charitable Association of St George)
  • RSVP –
  • Facebook – ShawMarketingServices
  • In association with – The Duquesa Charitable Association of St George, Manilva Town Hall & Costa Women
  • Media Partner – The Resident

Beauty and Fashion Show

Manilva’s Youth Department is holding a Beauty and Fashion Exhibition at the multiuse pavillion, next to the football ground in Manilva on Saturday, 14 March, from 4 pm to 10 pm.

The event will feature workshops on make-up, beauty treatments and nutrition along with catwalk shows featuring fashion, hairstyles, accessories and swimwear.

There will also be an exhibition of body painting which will be a treat for fans of this artform.

Activities and a bouncy castle will be available to entertain the youngsters. Entry is free.

Fashion Show

Manilva celebrates Carnival on 7 March

Manilva’s annual Carnival celebrations will be held on Saturday 7 March, kicking off at 4 pm with the traditional Carnival Cavalcade featuring floats, children’s entertainment, music and Brazilian dancers, bringing a dose of colour and excitement to the streets of Manilva.

The cavalcade begins at the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa, wending its way through the streets of Castillo before moving on to Sabinillas where it sets out from the La Colonia end of the village. Finally the fun and frolics moves onto Manilva Town where it sets out from the roundabout at the bottom of the town, taking in calles Mar, Jimena and Cruces finishing at the Pavillion next to the football ground in Manilva.

Any children in fancy dress may ride on one of the floats, and following the cavalcade there will be the children’s fancy dress contest in the Pavillion. Enrolment for the contest begins at 5 pm and all those registered will receive and voucher for a snack.

Children may also take part in a number of activities, workshops, and entertainment. Prizes for the contest will be awarded by lottery.

Following the kids’ contest there will be music until midnight when it is the turn of the adults, with prizes for individuals as well as groups. Registration begins at 11 pm and following the judging and prizegiving there will be music and dancing into the early hours of the morning.

Carnival Fancy Dress

Manilva celebrates Week of the Woman from March 3 to 8

Manilva Social Matters department, directed by Paqui Lopez, has announced a programme of events and activities to celebrate Week of the Woman from 3 to 8 March.

The programme begins on Tuesday 3 March with the traditional charity walk, setting off at 10.30 am from Plaza Cali on the promenade in Sabinillas. Everyone is welcome to join in.

In the afternoon from 4 to 5 pm there will Yoga with Cristina followed by a session of laughter therapy from 5 to 6 pm.

On Wednesday 4 March Villa Matilde in Sabinillas will host a Zumba Masterclass from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Thursday 5 March from 4 to 7 pm there will be a number of Workshops including beauty and make-up with Raquel Jiménez from Oriflame and manicure, with Natalia Linares and María López.

Friday 6 March from 4 pm to 6 pm there will be Flamenco and Salsa lessons.

To round the week off there will be a Dinner at the new Palacio de Congresos at the Sabinillas Sports Centre. There will be music and entertainment with tickets just 12 euros per person.

Yoga in Villa Matilde Park