- 1.1 [Geog] (before n) oriental, este (adj inv) the eastern areas of the country las zonas orientales or este del país heavy rain over eastern England fuertes lluvias en or sobre el este de Inglaterra the eastern states los estados del este Eastern Europe Europa Oriental or del Este 1.2 (oriental) [appearance/custom] oriental
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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.