Easter is a special time in the High Plateau of Granada (Altiplano de Granada), as it is a time of processions. The celebrations at Easter are a way of showing traditional and religious feelings which have been repeated for centuries generation after generation. As a result of this tradition there are two important Easter celebrations which are considered of National Touristic Interest: the processions in Huéscar and the living representation of Easter in Cuevas del Campo, where the inhabitants of the town represent the dramatic final scenes of Jesus life and death. Therefore, the inhabitants in Cuevas del Campo become actors for a while, the town itself is transformed, as people dress with the period custumes , and the whole town becomes a stage, while people watching the scenes admire the dama of Jesus life fascinated.
Easter in Huéscar has been celebrated since the beginning of the 17th century. This tradition continues up to now and it is shown in a week full of processions, religious congregations, religious devotion and excitement as everybody can take part in it: children, young men and women and even old people... It is worth seeing it and enjoying the religious images and music.