It´s glorious weather for April, far too hot suddenly, what will July be like? That should mean it´s a go ahead for all the Easter or Semana Santa fiestas, pilgrimages all across Spain.
My local town Fuensanta de Martos holds a live re-enactment of the passion play every year. A tradition that was lost during the civil war years but was later reinstated.
Roman soldiers arrest Jesus, contemplate his fate and hen drag him to the cross, up on the rocky outcrop above the park. With an incredible atmosphere between a party and the actual hanging on the cross it´s certainly an odd experience with some people weeping and others making fun.
Family members return from all around Spain for this event which takes place at dusk on jueves santo the Thursday before Easter Friday.