Holy Week in Spain

Holy Week in Spain

This is one of the most ambitious and extremely colorful holidays in Spain. People walk in the streets in high caps that instill a sacred horror ...

1. Holy Week or Semana Santa is Spain’s biggest religious holiday, and Good Friday is a day off for the whole country. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

2. Thought. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

3. The unofficial capital of Holy Week, the city where millions of tourists come to these days, is Seville, where we are with you. Road traffic adjusts to the procession schedule, and the center is completely blocked for cars. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

4. But walking along the streets of the Andalusian capital is quite difficult. The spectators occupy the best places in the early morning - they sit down along the streets, along which the processions will pass, on the chairs brought from the house. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

5. The tradition to celebrate the Easter week in this way began, as is commonly believed, around the 15th century. Starting from Palm Sunday, every day throughout the week, the cities are filled with processions, going in a religious procession from chapels and shrines to the main temples and back.Processions reach their apogee on Thursday and Friday, when their number in a single city can reach several dozen per day. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

6. Some participants in the processions carry the so-called Pasos on their shoulders — richly decorated platforms on which figures of saints are installed and scenes from the last days of Christ’s earthly life are depicted. Something like that.

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Paso is a very heavy thing, some can weigh about a ton, it is about 100 kg for each porter. And all this heaviness falls on the seventh cervical vertebra, protected by a cosal - a scarf with a roller.

7. Others, usually dressed in long robes and caps with slits for the eyes, accompany the procession. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

8. Mysteriously frightening. As a rule, to join the fraternity you need to be a member of the family or a childhood friend of someone already in it. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

9. I wondered again. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

10. Holy Week in Seville - the most beautiful. Here is the largest number of fraternities. Members of the fraternity pacing the streets in the high caps of the holy horror. Their faces are closed, and their feet are bare, since the brothers make repentance (and it must be anonymous), symbolically repeating the way of Jesus to Calvary. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

eleven.By the way, the pointed red cap, which is worn by the Nazarene during the Spanish Holy Week, has its origins since the Spanish Inquisition. In those days, peaked caps were worn over the heads of convicts. In those days, the cap of the one who was punished was additionally decorated with illustrations with committed crimes. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

12. In the wrong direction. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

13. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

14. It was windy in Seville. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

15. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Mysterious caps: Holy Week in Spain

16. Holy Week 2017 in Spain.



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