The sounds of trumpets, flutes and drums fill the air. The perfume of incense surrounds you. Many devoted souls take part in the Pasos de Semana Santa (the Easter Processions).
I was able to spend this Easter again at my parents place in Andalusia. Going out in the evenings would bring us to the Easter Processions taking place during those days, and allowed me to photograph many scenes. You can find information about these processions here in the post I wrote about it last year.
The statues of Christ and the Virgin Mary are marched through the streets, lifted by young men, as it can be seen in the photograph below.
Some of the photos were taken on Palm Sunday.
Sometimes the people march barefoot.
Then as night approaches, candles are lit. An even more solemn and magical feeling descends on the crowd.
A new tradition has recently been created. Now children make wax balls with the melted wax that drip off the candles. They keep their wax balls all year and bring them out again the following year’s procession to continue making their wax balls bigger.
I hope you enjoyed the photos. With these I’m also sending out a wave to my blogging friend and amazing photographer Randall. You can check out his blog for his scenes of Easter taken in Mexico, and beautiful photos of devotion, from a different religion.
Thank you for visiting!