- 1 u (promotion) ascenso (m) his elevation to the peerage surprised many people el hecho de que le concedieran el título de lord sorprendió a mucha gente
- 2 c (angle) elevación (f) the angle of elevation el ángulo de elevación
- 4 c (scale drawing) alzado (m) the front elevation of the house la fachada de la casa
- 6 [Relig] elevación (f) the elevation of the Host la elevación del Santísimo Sacramento
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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.