The Roman Catholic Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday and ends with the Triduum – Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. The Big Picture has an interesting collection of images from various parts of the world depicting their celebrations.
And they say Catholics don’t have fun. (Reuters)
Guatemala. (AP Photo)
Southern Spain (Reuters)
Marines in Marjah, Helmand Province, Afg., on Palm Sunday. (Getty Images)
Mexico. (AP Photo)
Preparations for a procession of one of the brotherhoods in Spain. (Getty)
Manila, Philippines. I’m assuming this is a reenactment… (Getty)
Pope Benedict XVI leading the Palm Sunday mass in Vatican City. (Reuters)
A penitent walks in a (different) brotherhood’s procession north of Madrid, Spain. (Getty)
A Christian worshiper holds a candle inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher during a Good Friday procession in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 2, 2010. Christian worshipers retraced the traditional route Jesus Christ took along the Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. (Reuters)
Happy (early) Easter!*
*To all those to whom it is applicable.