Easter is celebrated in Spain in different ways depending on the character and traditions of each area. The austerity and silence of the celebrations of the Castilian towns contrasts with the waste of light and color of the celebrations in Andalusia and Levante.
Easter processions take place in many cities of Spain, starting on Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Sunday. The steps and the fraternities are the processions that go through the different streets of our country.
Most of the processions and festivities are cultural now and are attended like one would attend any other parade. Here are some pictures of what you would see during these days. It is also a huge turistic event.
During the night of the parade the streets are lined with families and their kids. A lot of kids will bring little lanterns they have bought or made with a candle in them that lights up the way for the Three Wise Men.
During the Parade the Three Wise Men and a lot of other people throw tons of candy into the crowd.
During the time leading up to this the kids write letters to the Three Wise Men with the list of what they want. These are handed to pages that go to schools and other events and also collect them at the parade.