Holy Week, Salamanca Spain

Easter Procession, Holy Week, Salamanca Spain

Easter Procession, Holy Week, Salamanca Spain 

It is Holy Week in Spain, one of the most important Christian events, and here in Salamanca, it is one of the great celebrations of the year.

During the week there are 22 processions of pasos, floats of wooden sculptures, scenes narrating the events of the Passion of Christ, or images of the Virgin Mary. Hundreds of participants of all ages participate in the processions, carrying the pasos, drumming, or walking the cobble stone streets (some barefoot) carrying crosses, flags or candles. Thousands of people line the streets to witness the procession pass by.

Easter Procession, Salamanca Spain

Easter Procession, Salamanca Spain 

Easter Procession, Holy Week, Salamanca Spain

Easter Procession, Holy Week, Salamanca Spain 

Easter Procession, Holy Week, Salamanca Spain

Easter Procession, Holy Week, Salamanca Spain 

Easter Procession, Holy Week, Salamanca Spain

Easter Procession, Holy Week, Salamanca Spain

 

 

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