Holy week in Spain is a very big deal. Semana Santa (Holy Week) starts on Palm Sunday and each day different brotherhoods emerge from their churches to perform penance. They walk through the streets wearing capirotes (the conical heads) and silks to cover their faces, traditionally hiding the identities of the penitents.
Here in Andalucia the parades are a very big deal and the streets are packed. The brotherhoods walk from their church to the cathedral and back. They carry giant Pasos (floats) which take 20 to 24 strong men to lift and walk with thorough the cobbled streets.