Friday, February 27, 2009

It will soon be with us


This poster by Antonio García showing a photograph of Santa Mujer Verónica reminds us that Easter will soon be upon us.

Whilst the English shops are stocking up on chocolate eggs, the locals are preparing for the big parades that will take place during Holy Week.

This year we will be going down to Torrevieja to watch the Good Friday parade of the pasos which tell the Easter story.

In Orihuela, where we went last year, most of the pasos are moved along on carts. At Torrevieja they are all carried on the shoulders which we feel lends a more religious atmosphere to the parade. 

We'll make sure we arrive in good time to get a seat because three hours standing in one spot is a long time.

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