Semana Santa (Holy Week), Sevilla
If you have the chance to visit Sevilla during the Easter weekend then do it !
There are endless Easter processions all day & all night long.
Very impressing and a little bit weird as well - some members of the brotherhoods are dressed similar as the KKK (note: most brotherhoods existed long time before the KKK was founded).
Semana Santa (holy week/easter) has been one of the most important celebrations in Seville for centuries.
The Cofradías (Brotherhoods or Fraternities) process in penitence through the streets of the city, from their church to the Cathedral and back. A public and multitudinous catechisis is performed in the streets around the sacred images of the brotherhoods, whose pasos (floats) represent the distinct stages of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Spring fiestas:Semana santa and April Fair.
The two most important fiestas in Seville are opposite but complementaries.
At Semana santa, penitents in hooded cassocks guide bejeweled floats, lit by hundred of candles through the streets. At April Fair,a fairground with a spectacular array of flowers and lantern festoons over more than 1000 'casetas'(tents), where people eat, drink, sing and dance popular songs (flamenco).The nicest horse-coachs run the fairgrounds everyday.Do not even dream of getting any sleep during this week.
If you are going to come at thhese periods, book your room well in advance of the festivities, and expect to pay at least double to ordinary price.
See the Semana Santa. it´s an incredible event. 500 years of tradition, art, culture and expresion of faith in the streets for a week. An amazing week that will colapse your senses.
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