An Easter remembered

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Easter in Murcia

About a decade ago I spent a few days in Murcia over Easter – candle lit processions with haunting gypsy voices piercing the dark; hooded fingers carrying wooden sculptures telling the Easter story. Then the joy of Easter Sunday, rebirth.

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The Last Supper, Murcia Easter celebrations
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Incense galore
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Easter procession returns to the Cathedral square, Murcia, Spain 
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The Easter story
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More of the Easter story
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Waiting
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A gift for the madonna

Then the Spring Festival. Farmers paraded their animals and showed off their agricultural prowess; young girls whispered secrets and threw flowers into the crowd. No one does Easter as well as the Spanish. Easter greetings to all.

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Fine horses lead the Spring Festival procession
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The padre
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Spring festival float of Murcian beauties
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A handsome couple 
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Young and old alike enjoy the Spring Festival 
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Castanets outside the cathedral
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Secrets
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All dressed up and waiting to go  
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Such style
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