Religion et Etat en Espagne : des drapeaux en berne pour la semaine sainte
The Ministry of Defence confirmed the flag will be lowered at all military establishments
The Spanish flag will fly at half-mast on all military buildings including the Ministry of Defence in Madrid to commemorate the death of Christ this Holy Week.
In a statement, the ministry said all units, bases, barracks will lower the flag from 2pm on Maundy Thursday to 12.01am on Easter Sunday “as is traditional”.
The ministry explained that the practice dates back several decades and “forms part of the secular tradition of the armed forces”.