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Semana Santa (18 of 36)
Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
By Lukas Powroziewicz
06 Apr 2012

Rainy evening before the Holy Week procession in Envigado, Colombia

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Semana Santa (29 of 36)
Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
By Lukas Powroziewicz
06 Apr 2012

Rainy night during Holy Week celebrations in Envigado, Colombia

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Semana Santa (27 of 36)
Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia
By Lukas Powroziewicz
05 Apr 2012

Preparations for the Holy Week procession in Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia

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Semana Santa (6 of 36)
Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia
By Lukas Powroziewicz
05 Apr 2012

A Woman in a church burns incense during Holy Week celebrations.

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Semana Santa
Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia
By U.S. Editor
05 Apr 2012

Holy Week commemorates the passion of Jesus, his death and resurrection, and is the important part of the Christian year. The celebration runs from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. During these eight days all regular activities come to a stop and people devote themselves to staging the drama of Christ in a variety of physical interpretations based on the social gatherings and places around the Antioquia. The most unique of the celebrations is in Santa Fe de Antioquia. It's a small colonial city, rich in history and traditions. It still preserves the religious rites brought by the people of Andalucia and Extremadura in Spain who colonized the area. There are various processions during the Holy Week where the participants wear Sevillan costumes. The tradition of participating in Holy Week processions passes from father to son and some families have been doing it for many generations.