Semana Santa en Antequera, Andalusia

SEMANA SANTA is a week before Easter. In the region of Andalusia, Spain culturally and liturgically it is the most important week of the year. Every day, the church fraternities travel through the streets of the cities, carrying Christ‘s and Mary's thrones. In the thrones 16th-18th centuries sculptures, decorated in gold, silver and flowers. The thrones are carried approximately by 150 bearers, each accompanied by an orchestra and escort dressed in traditional religious closes. The procession duration time is about 6 hours. Townspeople and city guests observe these processions on the streets and balconies. Each city in the region has its own traditions of rituals. I had opportunity to observe SEMANA SANTA in Antequera.

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