Thursday, 17 April 2014

Semana Santa

    This week in Spain is known as, Semana Santa, translated as Holy Week. The week marks the end of Lent and the festivities that take place throughout the country are a solemn celebration of the Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

    Although the Spanish celebrate this week much more than the rest of Europe, many of us have traditions that we associate with this time of year. In the UK, schools and workplaces take a short break from their normal daily grind and as in Spain, it is an important part of the Christian faith calendar. Gifting Eggs made of candy and chocolate on Easter Sunday is a custom that has now become very commercialised, however it is one that is loved by all and is unlikely to die out.

La Seu, Cathedral of Palma, Mallorca

        Whatever you're doing I hope you have a great weekend.


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