Translation of handful in Spanish:

handful

Pronunciation: /ˈhændfʊl/

n

  • 1.1 (amount) puñado (m) his hair was coming out by the handful el pelo se le caía a mechones or manojos 1.2 (small number) (+ sing o pl vb) puñado (m) only a handful of people were there había poca gente, solo había un puñado de personas 1.3 (troublesome person or people) (no pl) they are a real handful [children] dan mucho trabajo, son muy traviesos [adults] son muy difíciles, son de armas tomar

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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.