Semana Santa- Spanish Holy or Easter week

April 16, 2011 · Posted in Hispanic Culture, SPANISH CLASS NOW, Spanish I, Spanish II · Comment 

Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is one of the most important historical, cultural, and spiritual holidays in the Hispanic world.  Parades fill the streets with ornate, buy sombre pageantry.

Floats or los Tronos

Los Tronos are the ornate, historic floats used in Spanish especially for the Holy Week parades. In some cities some of the statues are hundreds of years old, or they are reproductions of the statues of Christ, Mary, the Disciples, and more biblical figures used in Spanish in the 1600′s.  Watch the video and read the article in Spanish.


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