The Photography Contest for the Holy Week in Castilla y León organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has had to adapt to the coronavirus crisis and, as an alternative to the lack of processions these days, has encouraged photographers to look in its archives and review its best snapshots from previous years to compete, points Efe.
In its third edition, this photography contest will keep its spirit alive to reflect some of the most plastic and exciting moments of the different religious celebrations in Castilla y León, some of them declared to be of International (8) and National (5) Tourist Interest.
This is one of the adaptations of the Junta de Castilla y León to the exceptional nature of the moment as a consequence of the coronavirus, since it has joined the #SemanaSantaenCasa campaign in coordination with the Juntas de Cofradías de Semana Santa.
The suspension of the processional acts and parades due to the state of alarm has led the Ministry to invite people to experience these dates in a different way, through all online channels, from where they can recover the most emotional moments of the different celebrations of the Community by spreading videos and images from previous years.
In this way, through the tourism website www.turismocastillayleon.com you can access a ‘Virtual Video Library’ with fifty videos that summarize the Holy Week in Castilla y León for the last three years, arranged chronologically from the Dolores Friday until Easter Sunday, allowing you to relive curiosities and different peak moments of the week of Passion in the Community.
In addition, detailed information, images, posters and audiovisuals of the twenty-two Holy Weeks with a declaration of Tourist Interest of the Community can be found on the website, with the aim of continuing to promote the destination Castilla y León at Easter for future years .
The social networks of Tourism of Castilla y León, with more than 200,000 followers on their profiles (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), will thus join the #SemanaSantaEnCasa trend, transferring the main moments of Holy Week in the Community to all homes and making a daily schedule, through the memory of processional parades, meetings and acts of Easter, through audiovisuals and images tagged with the hashtag #SemanaSantaCyL.
Similarly, the online game ‘How much do you know about Castilla y León?’ That is currently taking place on the social network Twitter will ask questions about specific moments and details of Holy Week in the Community, with the aim of encouraging and energizing These current moments that we live at home and that we have more time to consult social networks. .