The Junta Mayor is a federation of public associations of the faithful (cf. CIC c. 313), non-profit making and with its own legal personality, established by the Bishop according to the current Code of Canon Law, which groups together the Brotherhoods, Brotherhoods or Mayordomías of Holy Week in Alicante.


Its history is long in time, and it is that for the perfect organization of the celebrations of Holy Week in our city, the existence in the middle of the XIX of the so-called “Association of Religious Entities” that would include, among others, the Brotherhoods and Brotherhoods of Alicante.


Also in the 20s of the last century, the possibility of creating an “Association of Brotherhoods” was raised that could better regulate the processions and stipulate a series of mandatory rules, until at the beginning of the 40s and, with the reorganization In our city of Brotherhoods and Brotherhoods that had stopped processing years ago, an “Organizational Commission” is established in charge of requesting the city council for funds for the processions and “propaganda expenses”. Thus, on March 7, 1944, the “Local Board of Brotherhoods” will be officially constituted, at the proposal of the City Council, establishing that the presidency falls to two people: one civil, who would be the mayor, and another ecclesiastical, the Abbot of San Nicolás .


On March 18, 1947, it was decided to change its name and replace it with “Local Board of Brotherhoods and Brotherhoods”, being legally constituted by Ordinary Decree, since it would be on March 16, 1949 when the current name of “ Greater Board of Brotherhoods and Brotherhoods of Holy Week in Alicante ”. The first Statutes or Regulations would be established in the Minutes of the General Meeting of March 25, 1949.


The Junta Mayor would maintain the two presidencies until 1980 when the current system of electing a president for the institution of a civil nature and separated from political power is adopted.


 Article excerpts:

“60th anniversary of the Holy Week Mayor Board. 1944-2004 ". Emilio Coloma. Official magazine of Holy Week 2004

"The suspension of the processions in 1932 and its resumption in 1940". Rafael Sellers Espasa. Official magazine of Easter 2014