Semana Santa in Malaga

Holy Week in Málaga, is the annual commemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ that takes place during the week before Easter. It is the main cultural and religious event of Málaga. During it brotherhoods of thousands faithful make processions through the streets showing heavy weight wooden sculptures narrating scenes of the Passion of Christ, or images of the Virgin Mary showing sorrow. A characteristic is usage of the “nazareno” for some of the participants. This garment consists in a tunic, capirote (a hood with conical tip) used to conceal the face of the wearer, and sometimes a cloak.

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