Semana Santa, otherwise known as Holy Week, is an extremely important holiday in Spanish-speaking country but is celebrated with the most enthusiasm and anticipation in Seville, Spain. The holiday, held from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, is celebrated with religious devotion, art, parades and dances to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ.
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Three years ago, walking by the beautiful Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona, I met a humble and primitive graffiti on a building’s wall. Unknown street artist painted just three words: “Freedom for Catalonia”. For me who was astonished by Spain in his first visit to the country, the slogan for independence seemed rather strange.