- 1 1.1 (sibling) hermana (f) (before n) sister city (AmE) ciudad (f) hermana [company] afiliado, asociado sister nation nación (f) hermana our sister newspaper un periódico de nuestro grupo sister ship buque (m) gemelo 1.2 (woman comrade) compañera (f), camarada (f); (in feminist context) hermana (f), compañera (f) 1.3 (as form of address) (AmE) [slang/argot], hermana, tía (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], mana (Méx) [familiar/colloquial], piba (RPl) [familiar/colloquial], galla (Chi) [familiar/colloquial]
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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.