Saturday, March 29, 2008

Semana Santa Silent Procession

These are pictures of the silent procession that wound its way through the center of Oaxaca on Friday of Semana Santa or holy week. Not being of religious ilk I was fascinated by the sheer amount of jesus (I'm not capitalizing on purpose and spell check doesn't like it!) occurring around Oaxaca. The silent procession is quite interesting despite being so jesus-themed. It is quite a large and long procession and as the name obviously indicates, it is silent, at least those marching are silent. The crowd tries to be silent but as is typical in any large agglomeration of people, this is only mildly successful. My pictures are not the best, I still haven't figured out how to take effective pictures at night but they will give a sense of the event.

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