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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
16 Apr 2017

This photo essay documents the famous processions during the week before Easter, Holy Week, in Taranto. Since 1605, the devoted perform a traditional "pilgrimage" between the old and new city, visiting all the ancient curches in the city along the route. The two brotherhoods organizing the processions called: "le Perdune", "l'Addolorata," and "i Misteri".

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

The priors of the brotherood of the grieving Madonna before the "alzata" of the statue.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

The statue of grieving Madonna during the pilgrimage in the Isola (old city). The exit of Madonna from Church of Saint Domenico is considered from the Tarantinians the main event of the Holy Week.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

The pilgrimage of the statue of Grieving Madonna, the main event of the Holy week and the church of Saint Domenico, where the statue stands for the rest of the year.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

One of the three "crociferi" who bring the cross on the shoulder during the pilgrimage of Madonna.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

The statue of fallen Christ during the procession of "Misteri" the holy Friday.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

People bringing the statue of veiled Christ during the procession of "Misteri" the holy Friday.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Apr 2017

People bringing the statue of veiled Christ during the procession of "Misteri" the holy Friday, it's the last statue in procession during the holy week.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, near the curch of Carmine, in Borgo (new city) where they start their penance. They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, in Borgo (new city). They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, in Borgo (new city). They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

The famous processions of the Holy Week in Taranto.
Since the 1605 the devoted doing the traditional "pilgrimage" in the old and new city, visiting all the ancient curches in the city.
Two brotherhoods organizing the processions called: "le Perdune", "l'Addolorata" and "i Misteri".

In photo: "le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, all'Isola (old city). They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, going to the church of Duomo (main church) in the Isola (old city). They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"Le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, in the church of Duomo (main church) in the Isola (old city). They walk with barefoot using the traditional walking called "nazzecate", swinging slowly.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

"Le Perdune", devoted people who ask the forgiveness to Jesus, in the church of Duomo (main church) in the Isola (old city). A couple of "perdune" is called "posta", at every altar a posta give the change to the previous for the prayer, the change of the "posta" is a rite with secret words whispered to the fellow of brotherhood.

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Holy Week traditions in Taranto
Taranto
By Cosimo Attanasio
13 Apr 2017

The brotherhood of Saint Mary of Constantinople (born in 1580) in the old city during the march from Duomo (main church) to the Saint Josef church.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (22 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 May 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (19 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 May 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
31 Mar 2013

Guatemalan women carry an Anda during Semana Santa (Holy Week) procession in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
31 Mar 2013

Father of San Pedro Church looks on as Anda leaves the church for procession during Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
31 Mar 2013

Procession participants in costume celebrate the last day of Semana Santa.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
31 Mar 2013

A procession leaves San Pedro Church on the last day of Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Guatemala
By U.S. Editor
31 Mar 2013

Antigua, Guatemala is known for its vibrant religious festival during Semana Santa (Holy Week), one of the most popular religious celebrations in Latin America. Semana Santa consists of costumed processions, reenactments of the crucifixion, and other events.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
30 Mar 2013

Procession participants in a cloud of vanishing smoke.

Antigua, Guatemala is known for its vibrant religious festival during Semana Santa (Holy Week) religious celebrations among Latin America. Semana Santa consists of costumed processions, reenactments of crucifixion and other events.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
30 Mar 2013

Women in veils prepare for the procession during Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
30 Mar 2013

Guatemalan women carry an Anda during Semana Santa (Holy Week) procession in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
30 Mar 2013

Guatemalan women carry an Anda during Semana Santa (Holy Week) procession in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
30 Mar 2013

Alfombura (Carpet made with flower and sawdust) during Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil
Paraty, Brazil
By U.S. Editor
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (25 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (24 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (23 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

A man carries a sacred object while praying and chanting in the procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (21 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (20 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (18 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Angel Children
Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (17 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (16 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (15 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (14 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.