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Holy Week processions in Segovia

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Segovia 143Segovia 145                                                                                                                                                                                   As in other parts of Spain, Holy Week in Segovia, Castile & León, is celebrated by the holding of numerous processions in which a religious statue, usually of Christ on his cross, are paraded around the streets.  Typically each procession consists of a number of hooded pentitents, the statue, a band of brass instruments and drums, older women dressed in black and wearing mantillas, and, possibly a number of men carrying heavy wooden crosses.  The platform on which the statue is carried is typically decorated with elaborate arrangements of  colourful florists’ flowers.

Images: procession of Cofradia del Santo Cristo de San Marcos, Friday 25 March 2016; this procession is unusual in that it takes place in daylight, in the morning, most take place after nightfall.

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