These days Christian countries are celebrating the Holy Week (Semana Santa). It starts on Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos); it is the Sunday right before Easter. This is a reminder of the day when Jesus was entered triumphantly into Jerusalem. The Thursday of the same week is called Maundy Thursday (Jueves Santo) or Holy Thursday.It commemorates the institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper. As to the name Maundy it is thought to derive from a Latin anthem sung in Catholic churches on that day. One of the most significant rituals on this Thursday is foot washing:
Good Friday (Viernes Santo) is observed in commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Mt. Calvary. It is a day of mourning and sadness for Christianity.
Holy Saturday (Sábado de Gloria) is also called Easter Vigil. It is the final day of Christ’s death and the preparation for his resurrection.
Of course, Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday (Domingo de Pascua o Domingo de Resurrección) is the greatest feast of the Church year in celebration of the day when Jesus Christ is risen.