Monday, March 23, 2015

More from the Good Friday Processions

The second part of the procession held on Good Friday focuses on the last few scenes from the Passion of Christ, with the Crucifixion, entombment and Our Lady of Sorrows, which always comes in as the last statue. This is because many people accompany the Blessed Mother and make vows to her, women walking in bare feet, carrying babies, and men with hoods (to protect anonymity) carrying a cross and with chains tied to their ankles to accentuate sacrifice. 
Thousands of people watch these religious spectacles with great devotion, as marching bands play funeral marches, while Boy Scouts lead the procession with bugles an fanfares to announce the start of this annual ritual.

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