Settimana Santa

Religious in Iglesias

In the week before Easter, Iglesias celebrates its Spanish roots and traditions in a series of dramatic religious processions. Every night between Holy Tuesday and Good Friday, white-hooded participants bear effigies of the Virgin Mary and Christ through the historic centre to the sound of drums and heavy wooden rattles. Events culminate in the Good Friday procession, a sombre re-evocation of Christ's funeral.

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