Processions and floats
Most brotherhoods carry two floats:
a float with a Christ, representing the distinct stages of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
and a float with a Dolorosa (Mary the Virgin in pain) under a canopy.
Some brotherhoods even carry three floats, like the so-called: El Amor, La Cena, San Benito, or la Trinidad, others have just one like Santa Marta, La Quinta Angustia, la Soledad de San Buenaventura, or la Soledad de San Lorenzo.
Resuming, in the eight days of Semana Santa, a total of almost 60 brotherhoods, carry their 116 floats from their church to the Cathedral and back, in the company of around 60,000 brothers participating in their different appearances:
- Nazarenos (Nazarenes)
- Costaleros (float carriers)
The number of spectators may rise up to the impressing number of one million people during the most important moments of Semana Santa for the sevillians.
The early morning of Good Friday which is when the brotherhoods of el Silencio, el Gran Poder, La Macarena, El Calvario, La Esperanza de Triana and los Gitanos set off for their processional penitence to the Cathedral of Seville.
|Dates of future Holy Weeks - Semana Santa
||29 March - 5 April
||25 March - 1 April