Holy Week is known as 'Semana Santa' in Spain, in Seville Easter processions are probably the most known and important in the world. Semana Santa takes place the week leading up to the Easter weekend and consists of processions in which enormous 'pasos' (floats) are carried around the streets of Seville by teams of 'costaleros' (bearers) followed by hundreds of 'nazarenos' (penitents).
Following the float penitents are dressed in capes and ku klux klan looking head gear. This hides their identity, the meaning being that God is the only one who knows who they are. 22/04/2011 NO SALES IN PORTUGAL