Saturday, April 04, 2015

Processions of the faithful mark Good Friday in El Salvador

In El Salvador, with its culture deeply rooted in Roman Catholicism, each Good Friday sees processions and religious events commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.    Here are a collection of images and links to media galleries sharing sights from around the country.

As Good Friday approaches, streets in many towns are covered with alfombras, colorful carpets of colored salt showing religious and artistic scenes:

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Those carpets would be walked across during Good Friday processions.  One of the most traditional and colorful is the Via Crucis procession in Nahizalco:

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A procession through San Salvador:

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Good Friday ends with processions of the Holy Burial, commemorating the burial of Jesus in the tomb after he is taken down from the cross.

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