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Do you know these 5 Easter Traditions that the faithful follow?

Easter traditions

The Holy Week it is a period of spiritual rapprochement and reflection for all the religious faithful of the world.

On those days the Church commemorates the passion, death, burial and resurrection of Christ and each devotee dedicates himself to praying and connecting with his relatives and spiritual guides.

  • This year Holy Week is celebrated from Sunday, April 10, until April 17, since the dates are established according to the lunar calendar.

5 of the most popular Easter traditions that are followed every year

Holy Week has an immense and rich historical tradition, since it is not only a religious holiday, but also a period dedicated to celebrating the history and culture of different parts of the world.

1. Palms blessed in the houses

During the Palm Sunday mass, the faithful carry small palm leaves in their hands, which are then blessed and taken to their homes.

Many place them behind the front door of the home as a symbol of faith and protection.

2. Stations of the Cross

In many Latin American countries, such as Peru and Argentina, actors and street choirs reenact everything from the capture to the crucifixion of the messiah throughout the week.

Through this they commemorate the passion and death of Jesus Christ, who toured 14 stations, in which his suffering is recounted from his conviction to his burial.

3. Procession of the Holy Sepulcher

One of the oldest traditions of Holy Week is the procession of the Holy Sepulchre, which is also extremely popular in Latin American countries.

In this tradition the faithful accompanyañan the image of Jesus Crucified through city squares and streets to pay homage and thank the one who died on the Cross for men.

4. Go to confession

According to Catholic tradition, those who have committed sins should not receive communion, which is why many faithful want to confess during Holy Week, before receiving the 'body of Christ' during Holy Mass.

5. Prepare for Easter

Starting on Ash Wednesday, which was celebrated on March 2, Lent began, a period of 40 days during which the Christian faithful prepare for Holy Week and relive the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. .

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