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This evening, Good Friday, saw the climax of the Easter Processions in Benidorm – with all of the brotherhoods from churches in Benidorm taking part. IMG 4673

IMG 4688 2The parade started at the blue-domed San Jaime church at the top of the Old Town, winding its way down the tiny cobbled streets, carrying the magnificent “Pasos” - extremely heavy floats with sculptures depicting the Sorrows of the Virgin Mary.

 The entire route was lined with spectators, who broke into applause as the floats slowly passed by – carried upon the shoulders of men and women, with each accompanied by a band.

IMG 4679Members of the brotherhood wore the traditional cloak and conical hood to mask their faces, a custom dating back to medieval times – enabling the wearer to repent for their sins and seek forgiveness while masking their identity.

IMG 4687Each group wore different coloured clocks and some also walked bar footed, with their feet symbolically chained together. There was a heavy police presence – both uniformed and plain clothed mingling with the crowds and the resort appears full to capacity with a mixture of domestic visitors from Madrid and holidaymakers from the UK.

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0 #4 Stephanie Smith 2023-04-09 06:33
We were there. Aa a catholic it was very moving. However even if I had no religious beliefs you've to admire and respect the people and work involved
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0 #3 Maxine JS 2023-04-09 06:30
That's what I love about Spain and the Spanish ppl, they won´t let anyone else stop their traditions
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0 #2 Thomas Joseph 2023-04-07 22:03
Enhorabuena
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0 #1 Janice Cosgrove 2023-04-07 21:56
Beautiful
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