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KKK in Granada?!

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), or simply “the Klan“, is the name of three distinct movements in the United States. This clan was originally formed to combat a series of post Civil War policy decisions that many of the southern citizenry felt was unfair and oppressive. 345 palabras más


Semana Santa in Murcia

Semana Santa – Holy Week, the week before Easter – is a very important time in Spain. It’s celebrated with ten days of processions, with (as I understand it) various local religious groups (known as Cofradías, or brotherhoods) dressing up as nazarenos (Nazarenes) and carrying pasos – statues mounted on litter-like platforms – through the streets. 1.974 palabras más


The Light No Darkness Can Overcome

If you asked me when I first announced what study abroad program I was applying to why I chose Sevilla and why the spring semester I would have told you… 922 palabras más

Semana Santa

Here in southeast Spain Holy Week, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, is a time of penance, prayer and processions. On Thursday we took the bus into Almeria to watch one of the processions, and it was memorable. 643 palabras más


melty meringue nazarenos

People often comment on how Nazarenos look sinister, even without the obvious KKK reference. Well, this week while out on a Triana Tapas Tour (perfect for midday tours during Semana Santa – it was lovely and quiet over there!) I happened across a bakery that was closed for the holidays. 41 palabras más


Semana Santa Part 1: Seville

My Dad had the idea of visiting Spain this year during Easter week. Not knowing much about it I half-heartedly agreed to go along. What followed was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. 204 palabras más