Holy Week in        Seville

Holy Week (Semana Santa) is the remembrance of the crucifixion of Christ. In Seville (Spain) they celebrate it with longduring processions. This ritual dates from mediaeval times. The participants of a procession are members of a denomination wich of are many of them in the city. A procession usually consist of two altars – one with a representation of Christ and one with a representation of Maria –, two brass bands and, may be the most characteristic, the hooded penitents. The altars weight about 2000 kilogramms en are being carried by 20 – 25 men. The altars are the proud of the denominations and sometimes centuries old.