Holy Week around the world

Posted by Katie Loftus
Tuesday 07, April 2015 | Category:   Catholic culture,Prayer and Spirituality
Crowds gather to watch Holy Week processions in Seville, Spain
Crowds gather to watch processions during Semana Santa in Seville, Spain.

In the days leading up to Easter, Christians around the world take part in various cultural and religious traditions to remember the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. PBS has compiled a series of photographs that show different festivities.

In Jerusalem, Christian clergy participate in washing of feet ceremonies, while in Spain, Semana Santa (Holy Week) is marked by processions. In the Philippines, penitents dress up as moriones, wearing soldier outfits from biblical times.

While these many traditions are different, they all aim to honor Jesus and remind onlookers of the importance of Holy Week.

See the photos and more traditions here.

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