Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday of Pain

Viernes de Dolores marks the start of Semana Santa, or Holy Week, here in Spain. A deeply rooted tradition that dates back centuries, it commemorates the suffering of the Virgin Mary as her son is led to his crucifixion. Unfortunately, Barcelona celebrates this time less than any other region with a single procession on Good Friday. I'm not sure why.

However, if you're in Andalucia and especially in Sevilla, you're in for a real spectacle. And no - the marchers aren't from the Klu Klux Klan.

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