The black lace mantilla
It is this time of the year again when you can see women wearing their black lace mantilla, in Granada, especially on jueves santo and viernes santo. They wear it to attend the religious processions. Recently, I've been told that it's customary for women to wear the mantilla during the whole Semana Santa in Sevilla even if they don't attend the processions.
If only I could hop to Sevilla right now ! Since I live here, I've seen many processions, in Granada, in some small villages inland and on the coast. The procession which impressed me most took place at night, in Salobreña, a white little village on the coast. It started from the church at the top of the village and was only composed of women all dressed in black, all barefoot and in total silence. Believe me, it was truly impressive.
I thought overtime, my interest for the processions during Semana Santa would diminish. In fact, I want to know more about it....This is why this saturday, if plans don't change, I'm meeting a friend who participates to the processions as a penitent to collect his views and motivations. And hopefully, I can share this with you....
Happy Easter to you !