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Friday, 26 March 2010

Easter in Barcelona

Even Catalonia is not a very "spanish" place, some traditions are the same all around the iberic peninsula. The Holly Week processions are one of them. And just around the corner from Hotel Principal will take place one of the biggest in Barcelona.
All begins the Palm Sunday. Outside the Sant Agustí Church start the "Processó de la burreta" (little donkey procession): a JesusChrist on a donkey image go over the Raval Quartier street.
The easter Friday there is another proccesion, more solemn, making the same way trough the neigborhood. For this walking, the ladies wears black dress and "mantilla", and the men, robe and mask with a purple cross in the chest. Depending on their status inside the "Cofradia", they could use, or not, the "Nazareno" hat (with similar shape than the Ku Klux Klan's, but nothing to do with them).
The procession moves from Sant Agustí to Churh trough Hospital Street, Pla de la Boquería, La Rambla, Santa Anna, Portal de l'Angel and then way back to the origen. It begins at 17:00 hrs (Friday).

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