Good Friday Procession Cancelled due to Complaint by Secularist Group

Country: Spain

Date of incident: April 8, 2017

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Education / Governmental



The Andalusian Education Inspection cancelled the Good Friday procession for school children in Dos Hermanas due to time pressure for parents and complaint by a secularist group, Sevilla Laica. The parents of the affected children gathered signatures to reverse the decision as the procession is a voluntary activity and their children “were very excited” (“estaban muy ilusionados”).

In Osuna, a town in Seville region, a similar procession was also cancelled. However, due to complaints from the parents the procession was moved to the afternoon so that it would be outside of school hours.

Source: Alert Digital