Thursday, June 10, 2010

La Sanch, Perpignan

Not in Spain, or Portugal, or Italy, but in the south of France. If I'm correct, Perpignan is quite close to Barcelona. The procession of black, hooded penitents is led by a nazareno (for lack of a better term) in a red capirote, to the solemn ringing of a bell, whilst the rest of the company beat drums. Religious images are borne on the shoulders of devotees and borne around town for the veneration of the faithful.
Here is a link to a photoset on Flickr: Procession de la Sanch

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