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La Semana Santa en España:

La Semana Santa en España

La Semana Santa (Holy Week) is one of the most important celebrations in Spain. This is also called Pascua (Easter).:

La Semana Santa (Holy Week) is one of the most important celebrations in Spain . This is also called Pascua (Easter).

Las celebraciones People in towns and villages all over Spain take part in Easter celebrations. :

Las celebraciones People in towns and villages all over Spain take part in Easter celebrations.

El Domingo de Ramos:

El Domingo de Ramos El D omingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) marks the beginning of Holy Week. Many people go to church for a special mass. Children are given a palm branch by their godparents. This represents the olive branches laid on the ground to welcome Jesus into Jerusalem.

La Semana Santa en Sevilla:

La Semana Santa en Sevilla Seville has some of the most spectacular and elaborate celebrations.

Las procesiones:

Las procesiones Large floats called “ pasos ” make their way through the streets. They have religious figures on them. They are often very elaborate and always very heavy!

Los costaleros:

Los costaleros The “ pasos ” are carried by groups of men called “ costaleros ”. Here they are practicing with sandbags. They move very slowly.

Viernes Santo:

Viernes Santo Good Friday is commemorated with very serious and somber processions. They are usually either silent or accompanied by slow drumming.

Processions are also accompanied by “una banda de música”. :

Processions are also accompanied by “una banda de música”.

Los penitentes :

Los penitentes “Los penitentes” carry a wooden cross and wear a floppy hood, “un antifaz”. They are often in processions on Good Friday.

Los nazarenos:

Los nazarenos Los nazarenos wear stiff conical hats called “capirotes”.

Los nazarenos:

Los nazarenos

Sábado santo – Easter Saturday:

Sábado santo – Easter Saturday This is perhaps the most mournful day of processions, as people remember Christ’s burial.

El Domingo de la Resurrección:

El Domingo de la Resurrección Easter Sunday processions are louder and more joyous.

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Easter Sunday

Some of the work that goes into preparing for Semana Santa…:

Some of the work that goes into preparing for Semana Santa… Making “capirotes” for “los nazarenos ”

Embroidering the cloths for a “paso”.:

Embroidering the cloths for a “paso”.

Practicing carrying “el paso”:

Practicing carrying “el paso”

“¡Feliz Pascua!”:

“¡Feliz Pascua!” “Felices pascuas”

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