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Easter in Spain: Folks in cloaks flock to the streets for Holy Week

April 17, 17:32 UTC+3

Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week

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Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood preparing inside their house before taking part in a procession in Seville, Spain
Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood preparing inside their house before taking part in a procession in Seville, Spain
Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood preparing inside their house before taking part in a procession in Seville, Spain
© AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
A group of 'nazarenos' or masked participants taking part in a procession inside the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
A group of 'nazarenos' or masked participants taking part in a procession inside the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
A group of 'nazarenos' or masked participants taking part in a procession inside the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
© EPA-EFE/Salas
Hooded penitents from "La Amargura" brotherhood carrying their crosses in Seville
Hooded penitents from "La Amargura" brotherhood carrying their crosses in Seville
Hooded penitents from "La Amargura" brotherhood carrying their crosses in Seville
© AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. Photo: Holy Week celebrations in Pamplona, Navarra
Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. Photo: Holy Week celebrations in Pamplona, Navarra
Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. Photo: Holy Week celebrations in Pamplona, Navarra
© EPA-EFE/Villar Lopez
Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood are seen reflected in a restaurant window as they take part in a procession in Seville
Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood are seen reflected in a restaurant window as they take part in a procession in Seville
Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood are seen reflected in a restaurant window as they take part in a procession in Seville
© AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
This year, the Spanish Holy Week began on April 14, Palm Sunday, and runs until April 21, Easter Sunday
This year, the Spanish Holy Week began on April 14, Palm Sunday, and runs until April 21, Easter Sunday
This year, the Spanish Holy Week began on April 14, Palm Sunday, and runs until April 21, Easter Sunday
© EPA-EFE/Jose Manuel Vidal
Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood waiting inside a church in Seville
Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood waiting inside a church in Seville
Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood waiting inside a church in Seville
© AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
Several penitents of the Brotherhood of Sorrows taking part in the Holy Week's procession of St. John the Evangelist float in Ferrol
Several penitents of the Brotherhood of Sorrows taking part in the Holy Week's procession of St. John the Evangelist float in Ferrol
Several penitents of the Brotherhood of Sorrows taking part in the Holy Week's procession of St. John the Evangelist float in Ferrol
© EPA-EFE/Kiko Delgado
A 'nazareno' or masked participant attending a Palm Sunday procession in Huelva
A 'nazareno' or masked participant attending a Palm Sunday procession in Huelva
A 'nazareno' or masked participant attending a Palm Sunday procession in Huelva
© EPA-EFE/JULIAN PEREZ
The religious processions hit the streets in many Spanish cities and villages marking the catholic Holy Week
The religious processions hit the streets in many Spanish cities and villages marking the catholic Holy Week
The religious processions hit the streets in many Spanish cities and villages marking the catholic Holy Week
© AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
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Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood preparing inside their house before taking part in a procession in Seville, Spain
© AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
A group of 'nazarenos' or masked participants taking part in a procession inside the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
© EPA-EFE/Salas
Hooded penitents from "La Amargura" brotherhood carrying their crosses in Seville
© AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. Photo: Holy Week celebrations in Pamplona, Navarra
© EPA-EFE/Villar Lopez
Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood are seen reflected in a restaurant window as they take part in a procession in Seville
© AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
This year, the Spanish Holy Week began on April 14, Palm Sunday, and runs until April 21, Easter Sunday
© EPA-EFE/Jose Manuel Vidal
Hooded penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood waiting inside a church in Seville
© AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
Several penitents of the Brotherhood of Sorrows taking part in the Holy Week's procession of St. John the Evangelist float in Ferrol
© EPA-EFE/Kiko Delgado
A 'nazareno' or masked participant attending a Palm Sunday procession in Huelva
© EPA-EFE/JULIAN PEREZ
The religious processions hit the streets in many Spanish cities and villages marking the catholic Holy Week
© AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

Spain’s Holy Week is an annual tribute to the Passion of Jesus Christ celebrated by Catholic religious brotherhoods performing penance processions along the streets of Spanish cities and towns during the last week of Lent, the week immediately before Easter. This year, Spanish Holy Week began on April 14, Palm Sunday, and runs until April 21, Easter Sunday.

 

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