Semana Santa

The town is swarming with visitors
Last night, we wandered into town at 6pm
We crossed the path of the following procession
Of Roman soldiers, religious statues,
The Virgin of Dolores, Christ, mourners in black
Baby angels, making their way

Semana Santa Procession
Semana Santa Procession

From the Iglesia Santo Domingo
To the Oratorio
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After Dinner,
Walking through the Jardin
We heard the drums
The trumpets
The horns
As another procession
Rounded the bend
Angels in front, then soldiers
Penitentes, musicians
Followed by parishoners

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Thursday evening the siete casas
The photos tell it all
A visit to the seven houses

 

Semana Santa 2009, San Miguel de Allende
Semana Santa 2009, San Miguel de Allende

 

An evening of visiting
And praying
Thousands are on the streets
Lined up around the block
To view and to pray
The devotion is remarkable

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Good Friday
The processions begin at noon
The bells are ringing
Young boy angels in purple
Carrying skulls
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Are followed by Christ,
Roman soldiers,
Young girls in white

Young girls in white, carrying angels Friday Evening Procession
Young girls in white, carrying angels Friday Evening Procession

The virgin of sorrows

 

Virgin of Sorrows, Semana Santa
Virgin of Sorrows, Semana Santa

 

Live enactments with men
Wearing waist cloths
Blood dripping
Hands tied behind their backs
With soldiers leading them
To their death.

The noon processions:
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Statue of Christ on an altar of flowers, carried by men in black with purple sashes

The Friday evening solemn procession:

Our neighbor Petra’s grandson Betto

Video of the whole procession,
edited down from 2 hours to four minutes:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQl75UWNlww&hl=en&fs=1]



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