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03/27/2013

Semana Santa's Worst Enemy

If only the rain in Spain fell mostly on the plane. It has been raining so much these past few months I can’t remember a week that has gone by and it hasn’t rained at least one day.

With all of the Semana Santa activities going on, I’m hating the rain even more. Since the pasos are so antique, some are from the 16th century, the hermandades don’t won’t them going out if it rains. Yesterday not even one paso went out, although it only drizzled a bit in the afternoon. However, many of the pasos that were supposed to go out yesterday were the oldest, so my host mom said they were very hesitant to let them go out.

Some pasos haven’t been out in three or four years because according to all of the Spaniards, it always rains on Semana Santa.

So far, the three pasos that were supposed to leave today haven’t. Hopefully a few do though, because they are so beautiful and really impressive to see.

One of the funniest things to see though is the Spaniards who run from one street to another trying to se every procession. Many people listen to the radio while they are out walking so they are always informed as to where each paso is and if it is going to come out or not.

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