As Spain celebrates the Holy Week, one of the most important celebrations in the Christian liturgical calendar, these deep traditions in the south of the country take on a different dimension. The devotion and fervor that lives in Andalucía and particularly in Seville, has no comparison to the rest of the peninsula.
Seville is the most famous and the intensity and connection they have with the images of the Virgin and the Christ is very palpable and breathtaking. The "cofradías" (religious brotherhoods) walk through the Seville streets to the Cathedral, on a journey that can take up to 14 hours. on the night of Holy Thursday until the Holy Friday to venerate their Virgin and the Christ. The precious sculptures that weigh over a metric tonne, are carried by the "costaleros" (bearers which can be up to fifty four men, all inside the structure of the "paso") in such a distinctive way that makes it look like it is alive and the whole procession is floating. "Saeta" singers, singing out their soul for their Virgin and the solemn Christ, tears and shouts of "guapa!!! (beautiful) interrupt their way with a heartbreaking passion lived equally amongst all the generations.