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Easter opening

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Easter opening

Hi guys.

Coming into malaga Thursday. Hoping to catch legionaries arrival - does anyone know what time this is ? Are shops open at all? We were hoping to see legionaries, shop, food etc and maybe stay for evening parade? Or are parades all very late?

Thanks

Mia

Ian
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1. Re: Easter opening

The last two years the mena processions has started at 19.50 and finished at 1.30am.

Last year on the Thursday the first parade was Santa Cruz starting at 3.15pm, but they change every year better to get this years guide.

The last procession finished at 5am last year.

Think the soldiers marched from the port at 11am to the church, but truthfully we did not make a note of the time.

For me the Mena is the highlight of the week.

By You Tube of the processions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODXG54-XOLM

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2. Re: Easter opening

Thursday and Friday are bank holidays, so many places will be closed. However, since there are so many people in the city centre, I wouldn't be surprised if the big chain stores were open. Saturday everything will be open.

There will be parades going on since early evening as Ian pointed out, so as long as you don't go back VERY early you will catch some of them.

Enjoy, the ambience is wonderful.

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3. Re: Easter opening

Just to give you a flavour of the Mena Procession, this is footage I shot last year.

http://youtu.be/Wcd5yXLhxMs

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4. Re: Easter opening

Thank you both That's great. Really looking forward to it. Thanks Mia

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5. Re: Easter opening

Mia:

The Legion starts its parade from the port at 11 am.

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