Semana Santa: Photo Blog

Every year here in Spain for Easter they celebrate an entire week called “Semana Santa” or Holy Week. It’s full of processionals during the day and late into the night representing Christ’s death burial and resurrection. It’s like the whole of Spain decides to get really religious for one week out of the year, especially in the south. The mixture of dedication, striving, religiosity, and tradition make it one of the most solemn, impressive, and disturbing things I’ve seen since being here. I can’t help but wonder how many people involved have no idea of the personal and loving character of the very Jesus they carry through the streets.

Just click on a picture to scroll through them…


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