Holy Week in Castile

Holy Week in Castile
La Oración en el Huerto (III) en procesión. Zyllan Fotografía. BY CC 2.0
One of Spain’s most spectacular, authentic traditions is Holy Week, which is based on commemorating Christ’s death and resurrection through religious processions and acts which highlight Spain’s Catholic tradition. Every region has its own individual customs, but all of them have processions, during which, over the course of the week, religious images —of virgins, or scenes from the New Testament, including the Passion of Christ— are paraded through the streets among the crowds.

The dazzling artistry of the castillian images, together with intense mass participation, makes this nationwide celebration an extremely important cultural event.