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Festivals in Andalucia Due to the Coronavirus restrictions in Andalucia most traditional festivals and parades are yet to restart. Some are being replaced with smaller static events. Semana Santa (Holy week) 2022 is looking more likely to take place. Most concerts and theatrical events are taking place in seated and open-air venues. Keep up to date with the latest info about Coronavirus in Andalucia, Spain.

Glossary

Members of the Cofradías carrying the floats through the streets.
Members of the Cofradías carrying the floats through the streets.

Glossary of Holy Week terms

Capa - The cape worn in Holy Week processions..

Capirote - the cone-shaped head dress worn in Holy Week processions.

Capuz - the part of the head dress that covers the face of those participating in Holy Week processions.

Cofradías - Catholic groups dedicated to religious training, worship and charity that focus on penitence and show their penitence publicly during Semana Santa processions as they carry floats through the streets.

Costaleros - members of "Cofradías" who carry the floats through the streets.

Faja - a type of belt that float bearers wear in order to protect their backs as they carry the heavy Holy Week floats through the streets.

Imagen - life size representations of Jesús and Mary that are paraded through the streets.

Pasos - The actual processions that parade through the streets of towns and cities throughout the country.

Penitente - also called a "Nazareno". These participants are traditionally supposed to be doing public penance.

Pregón - speeches given throughout Holy Week and also at different points during the year.

Pregonero - a person who delivers a "pregón" speech.

Procesión - the parades of "pasos" (see definitions) that make their way through the streets in Holy Week.

Saeta - soulful, throaty, passionate songs sung acapella in the streets during Holy Week.

Túnica - the robe that Nazarenos wear under their capes.

 

 

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