Saturday, April 11, 2009

Semana Santa en Medellin, Colombia

Overview: The Holy Week of Easter is the most important Catholic religious festival in South America.

Semana Santa, Holy Week, celebrates the last days of Christ's life, the Crucifixion and Resurrection, as well as the end of Lent. Semana Santa is observed with a range of celebrations, from the most solemnly religious, to a mix of pagan/Catholic.

There is a four day long weekend in Medellin where many locals like travel to family fincas to celebrate Semana Santa while spending time with family and loved ones during the four day break.

Semana Santa in Medellin: Part 1

Semana Santa en Medellin: Part 2

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