Leftist Party Opposed to any Easter Activities at Schools

Country: Spain

Date of incident: March 19, 2018

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Education / Governmental / Political

The political party Equo Andalucía demanded that the Junta de Andalucía (Regional Government of Andalusia) exercise extreme vigilance to prevent public schools from organizing and celebrating Easter processions for children during Holy Week. Party leaders reminded the government that they had registered complaints about children's processions the previous year.

The Andalusian Education Inspection cancelled an Easter procession in 2017 due to time pressure from a secularist group. 

Source: EQUO Andalucia; Photo:  Semana Santa Chica 2017, by Sara Amaro, CC BY 2.0 / Cropped from original