by Tracy Vanity
Also known as “Holy Week” this Catholic festival takes place before Easter every year in parts of Spain and Latin America.
If you have watched “American Horror Story: Coven” the creepy pointed hoods in the intro will be familiar:
Referred to as capirotes, these cloaks are used by Nazarenos which are chosen penitents of a sacred Catholic brotherhood. The color of their vestments and the sigil they wear depends on which brotherhood they belong to.
The Semana Santa procession is grand to say the least, with thousands of people gathering around the churches, holding up elaborate religious floats, Jesus on a cross, and an army of pointed hooded figures holding candles and scepters…it’s like a scene from some medieval Illuminati movie or Holy Mountain.
This year Semana Santa takes place April 13-20.