Holy Week or Semana Santa in Seville
• Holy Week or Semana Santa in Seville
This is one of the most ambitious and extremely colorful festivals in Spain. In the streets people walk around in awe inspiring high hats ...
Holy Week or Semana Santa - the biggest religious holiday in Spain, and Good Friday - the day for the whole country.
the unofficial capital of the Holy Week, the city, where people come to these days millions of tourists, is Seville, where we are and we are. Traffic adjusts timetable for the process, and the center and does cover for cars.
But walk the streets of Andalusia's capital is rather difficult. Spectators occupy the best places in the early morning - sit along the streets through which the procession will take place, on chairs brought from home.
The tradition of celebrating Easter week so conceived, as is commonly believed, about the XV century. Starting with Palm Sunday, every day throughout the week the city are filled with the processes going on in procession from the chapels and shrines to the main temples and back. Process reaches its climax on Thursday and Friday, when their number in a particular city can be up to several tens of per day.
Some participants in the process carry on their shoulders the so-called Pazos - richly decorated platform on which there are figures of saints and scenes from the last days of Christ's earthly life. Approximately.
Paso - a very difficult thing, some can weigh about a ton, it is about 100 kg per porter. And all this falls on the severity of the seventh cervical vertebra protected kostalem - handkerchief with a roller.
Others, dressed usually in long robes and hoods with slits for eyes, accompany the procession.
mysteriously frightening. As a rule, for entry into the fraternity to be a family member or friend of the child who already is in it.
Again the thought.
Holy Week in Seville - the most beautiful. Where the largest number of fraternities. fraternity members walk around the streets in awe inspiring high caps. Their faces covered and his feet bare, as brothers to repent (as it should be anonymous), symbolically repeating Jesus' path to Calvary.
By the way, pointed red cap worn by the Nazarenes in the Spanish Holy Week, originates from the time of the Spanish Inquisition. In those days, caps pointed shape is worn on the head convicted. In those days, the hood of the one punished, additionally decorated with illustrations of the crime.
in the wrong direction.
In Seville, it was windy.
Holy Week in Spain in 2017.