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semana

Translation of semana in English:

sustantivo femenino

Cultural Note: Semana Santa

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.
Example sentences
  • Hace una semana, sus 80 restaurantes fueron clausurados.
  • La señalización de los puestos se realizó la semana anterior.
  • A la semana siguiente esa noticia era confirmada.

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