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Semana Santa

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shared by a member of MFL resources group on Yahoo! a couple of years ago so forgotten who! Sorry!

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  • 1. SEMANA SANTA Easter in Spain
  • 2. Semana Santa
    • “ Holy Week”
    • Celebrated throughout Spain but the most spectacular celebrations are in Sevilla in Andalucia.
  • 3. Semana Santa
    • Begins on Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) and ends on Lunes de Pascua (Easter Monday)
    • Celebrated with 8 days of processions (cofradias) through the city
  • 4. Semana Santa
    • The Procession starts with the Cruz de Guía
  • 5. Semana Santa
    • The cross is followed by the brotherhoods – nazarenos – dressed in tunics, hoods and masks and carrying candles and banners
  • 6. Semana Santa
    • Each brotherhood carries 2 floats – huge religious scenes carved out of wood
    • The floats are carried by the “costaleros”
  • 7. Semana Santa
    • One float depicts Christ
    • The other depicts the Virgin Mary
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  • 9. Semana Santa
    • The procession is followed by marching bands
  • 10. Semana Santa
    • Other Easter traditions include:
    • Wearing new clothes on Palm Sunday
    • On Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, women dress in the black “traje de mantilla” – to represent the mourning of Christ’s death
    • Foods eaten include Torrijas and pestihos

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