Santa: Easter Celebration in Spain
Cafferena from Spain
Santa, Easter week, is celebrated all over Spain,
but it is most important in the South. It is
considered a one-week holiday for schools, and a
two-day holiday for workers. It is a Catholic
celebration that celebrates the death and
resurrection of Jesus; but even though it is a
Catholic celebration, everybody enjoys it.
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Forty or fifty men carry a beautiful
trono with a religious image on
their shoulders for hours as they parade
through the streets.
ago, it was just a religious celebration. Women
wore black clothing, men always wore dark suits
with a black tie, and everybody was very serious.
Today, however, many people who enjoy it also think
about having fun.
week, religious images are displayed in the
streets, and people follow them. These images,
called tronos, are pieces of art. They are
made of gold and silver and fine fabrics. They are
decorated with a lot of fresh flowers and are very
beautiful. Forty or fifty men carry each
trono on their shoulders all the way, which
used to be between four or five hours, always at
visitors from all over the world come to Spain for
Semana Santa and enjoy this
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