- 1 (of person) ausencia (f) in her absence en su ausencia to be sentenced in one's absence [Law] ser* juzgado en rebeldía no one mourned his absence nadie lamentó su ausencia after an absence of six weeks después de una ausencia de seis semanas her frequent absences from school sus frecuentes faltas de asistencia al colegio absence makes the heart grow fonder la ausencia es al amor lo que al fuego el aire: que apaga el pequeño y aviva el grande
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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.