Monday, 3 June 2013

Semana Santa in Seville

Semana Santa is the holy week of Easter in Spain.
Seville is arguably the most famous for processions such as the one in the photo, although they occur all over Spain. Different churches have different colour combinations of hat and cloak, but all of them have the pointed hat. The candle wax is poured on to the hands of the people watching to bring them luck.
This procession was next to the famous Seville Cathedral.
The procession is a sombre event, marking the death of Christ.

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