- (for domestic use) vela (f), candela (f); (for altar) cirio (m) not to be worth the candle no merecer* or valer* la pena to burn the candle at both ends tratar de abarcar demasiado, hacer* de la noche día to hold a candle to sb she can't o doesn't hold a candle to her sister no le llega ni a la suela del zapato a la hermana (before n) candle holder palmatoria (f) (for birthday cakes etc) portavela (m) candle snuffer apagavelas (m)
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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.