Semana Santa

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Semana Santa

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

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