PERE A Serra, president of the Bulletin's publishing group Grup Serra, will proclaim the opening of Holy Week at the basilica of San Francisco at 8.30pm on March 30.

Prior to the proclamation, the banners of the religious groups which take part in the processions will be carried from the church of Sant Antoniet in Calle San Miguel to San Francisco.

The speech will be followed by a concert of procession marches by a military band.
The first of the processions will be held on Palm Sunday and there will be processions every day of the week, with the exception of Saturday.
The main procession will be held on Maundy Thursday and will be attended by all the religious groups, wearing robes and hoods and carrying floats with scenes depicting the Passion and Death of Christ.

Starting on March 26, there will be a series of Easter concerts in churches.