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Holy Week in Colombia

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Holy Week in Colombia

Holy Week in Colombia

The Colombian people have deep roots in Catholicism.

In part, they express their beliefs through the splendor with which they celebrate Holy Week.

Many of this special week’s traditions date back to the colonial centuries.

During Holy Week, the Catholic religion commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Several cities stand out for their religious processions. The most famous Holy Week celebrations take place in Popayán, Mompox and Pamplona.

It is an entire ritual that congregates cities and towns and is proof of the religious spirit of the Colombian people.

Holy Week celebrations in Colombia run from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

During these eight days, all regular activities come to a stop and people devote themselves to staging the drama of Christ in a variety of interpretations that reflect the social and cultural history of each community.


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