Category: Semana Santa

Easter in Latin America

Latin Americans do not celebrate Easter, that is they don’t do it the same way as the rest of the world does.  Here, the most famous and more important festivity is “Semana Santa”(Holy Week) – a week of reflection and celebrations that starts on Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) or “Domingo de Ramos” when the streets of many Latin American cities are filled with people carrying olive tree branches or “palma” (hand made-see image) and statues, as in a pilgrimage. This religious week, in which the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is remembered, is lived intensely with a ... Read more