Holy Week in Paradela has a liturgical and secular character at the same time, as it combines religion and the deep feelings of the faithful with theatre performances. The tradition has been held for over two centuries, and it finally became official in 1993 under the name Cofradía de Semana Santa y Pascua de Santa María de Paradela. It has grown in popularity with time and is now one of the most well-known and prestigious traditional festivals of the region of O Salnés. More than a hundred people organise the different events that take place during the festivities, most of them members of the festival confraternity. The theatre performances take place outdoors and are very well staged.