5 Easter Celebrations Around the World
Semana Santa is Holy Week in Spain. Seville hosts the most remarkable processions of extravagant floats and masked Nazarenos. Candelit floats illustrate the Easter story followed by the Nazarenos who are the penitents showing their sorrow and regret for their wrongs. Semana Santa also marks the beginning of spring so the celebrations expand throughout the city to restaurants and bars.
Just south of Palermo, The devil “Abbullu de Daivuli” is represented by locals running around with red robes and scary masks. They run around on Easter Sunday to trap as many souls as possible by getting them to buy drinks until the afternoon when the Christ is resurrected and the devils are defeated.