Good Friday in Santa Eulalia des Riu Ibiza

Good Friday is a Christian religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy FridayGreat FridayBlack Friday, or Easter Friday, though the last term properly refers to the Friday in Easter week. (wikipedia)

In Santa Eulalia des Riu, a small town in Ibiza,  I had the chance to witness an impressive event – the Procession of  Good Friday.

Locals parade solemnly through the streets to keep this tradition alive accompanied by roman soldiers, church officials, marching bands and women wearing a black lace veil. They march for hours  in their different coloured robes and under the creepy tall cone shaped hood . The music is in minor keys to complement the already sinister setting.

 

 

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They say the hood it’s used to hide the suffering on their faces and also signifies their penance and a yearning to be closer to heaven.

Cristina

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