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Semana Santa or Easter Holy Week 2019

Semana Santa has its own specific traditions which are well worth observing

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The last week of Lent, before Easter is usually the time when long church processions are organised all over the Roman Catholic Spain. The most notable of which can be found in the town of San Cristóbal de la Laguna. This is the largest religious​ celebration of Holy Friday in all the Canary Islands. Everything begins at 9:30 pm at the Iglesia de la Concepción. There are no lights on the streets, only candles illuminate the way. The silent procession slowly moves through the streets of the town with lots of people wearing special long robes and long pointed cowls. Other people walk barefoot, carrying large wooden crosses behind them. The procession is accompanied by a band playing religious music. It can even look a little scary for people seeing it for the first time, but it is a part of a tradition which has been ​kept for ages.

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