Eight surprising facts about Easter in Spain
The Local · 24 Mar 2016, 09:50
Published: 23 Mar 2016 13:43 GMT+01:00
Updated: 24 Mar 2016 09:50 GMT+01:00
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Easter week is celebrated in Spain like nowhere else on earth, and Spaniards take their Holy Week traditions very seriously, even if some of them - to the outsider - seem a little bit bonkers.
From the Catalan town where residents dress up as skeletons to the practice of freeing two dozen inmates from prison every Easter, Spain has its share of surprisingly strange Holy Week facts.
One of Spain's most unusual Easter celebrations is held in the town of Bierzo in León. If you are ever around that way during Holy Week you might be surprised to hear people saying "let's kill the Jews" as they knock back glasses of special wine-lemonade.