Semana Santa en España
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.
Domingo de Ramos <ul><li>Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) marks the beginning of Holy Week.  Many people go to church for a ...
Semana Santa en Sevilla <ul><li>Seville has some of the most spectacular and elaborate celebrations. </li></ul>
Las procesiones <ul><li>Large floats called “pasos” make their way through the streets.  They have religious figures on th...
Los costaleros <ul><li>The “pasos” are carried by groups of  men called “costaleros”. </li></ul><ul><li>Here they are prac...
Viernes Santo <ul><li>Good Friday is commemorated with very serious and sombre processions.  They are usually either silen...
Processions are also accompanied by “una banda de música”.
Los penitentes  <ul><li>“ Los penitentes” carry a wooden cross and wear a floppy hood, “un antifaz”. They are often in  pr...
Los nazarenos <ul><li>Los nazarenos wear stiff conical hats called “capirotes”. </li></ul>
Los nazarenos
Sábado santo – Easter Saturday <ul><li>This is perhaps the most mournful day of processions, as people remember Christ’s b...
Domingo de la Resurrección <ul><li>Easter Sunday processions are louder and more joyous. </li></ul>
Easter Sunday
Some of the work that goes into preparing for Semana Santa… <ul><li>Making “capirotes” for “los nazarenos ” </li></ul>
Embroidering the cloths for a “paso”.
Practising carrying “el paso”
“ ¡Feliz Pascua!” <ul><li>“ Felices pascuas” </li></ul>
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Semana Santa En España

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Semana Santa En España

  1. 1. Semana Santa en España
  2. 2. Semana Santa (Holy Week) is one of the most important celebrations in Spain . This is also called Pascua (Easter).
  3. 3. Las celebraciones People in towns and villages all over Spain take part in Easter celebrations.
  4. 4. Domingo de Ramos <ul><li>Domingo 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. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Semana Santa en Sevilla <ul><li>Seville has some of the most spectacular and elaborate celebrations. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Las procesiones <ul><li>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! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Los costaleros <ul><li>The “pasos” are carried by groups of men called “costaleros”. </li></ul><ul><li>Here they are practising with sandbags. They move very slowly. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Viernes Santo <ul><li>Good Friday is commemorated with very serious and sombre processions. They are usually either silent or accompanied by slow drumming. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Processions are also accompanied by “una banda de música”.
  10. 10. Los penitentes <ul><li>“ Los penitentes” carry a wooden cross and wear a floppy hood, “un antifaz”. They are often in processions on Good Friday. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Los nazarenos <ul><li>Los nazarenos wear stiff conical hats called “capirotes”. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Los nazarenos
  13. 13. Sábado santo – Easter Saturday <ul><li>This is perhaps the most mournful day of processions, as people remember Christ’s burial. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Domingo de la Resurrección <ul><li>Easter Sunday processions are louder and more joyous. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Easter Sunday
  16. 16. Some of the work that goes into preparing for Semana Santa… <ul><li>Making “capirotes” for “los nazarenos ” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Embroidering the cloths for a “paso”.
  18. 18. Practising carrying “el paso”
  19. 19. “ ¡Feliz Pascua!” <ul><li>“ Felices pascuas” </li></ul>

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