Living Semana Santa in Spain

by Paqui on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Holy week (Semana Santa in Spanish) has begun and we have already seen the first Processions in the steets of Spanish cities.

Semana Santa is a very important tradition in Spain and also a national holiday. Every Spanish city enjoys the beauty and mystery of Semana Santa, the country stops to remember the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ. Solemn processions march through the steets, some accompanied by music, others in silence.

Even if you are not religious, it is difficult not to be moved, the atmosphere is so vital and poignant. For some this is fiesta time, for others a week of ritual and reflection.

Here is a small sample, watch this video of Semana Santa in Seville.

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