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Seven surprising facts about Spain's Holy Week

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Seven surprising facts about Spain's Holy Week
Why do people dress up in skeleton costumes for Easter in the Catalan town of Verges? Photo: Dantzan/Flickr
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It's one of Spain's most exciting festivals, and also one of its most mysterious and passionate. Here The Local tells you everything you wanted to know about the country's Holy Week, or Semana Santa, but were too afraid to ask.

How much does it cost to stage your average over-the-top Easter procession in Spain?

Click here to go straight to The Local's gallery of seven surprising facts about Easter in Spain.

Why do people wear those strange pointed hats and long cloaks?

What's the reasoning behind the Spanish Government's tradition of pardoning convicted prisoners during Holy Week?

And why do people dress up in skeleton costumes in the Catalan town of Verges? 

These questions and more are all answered in The Local's gallery of seven surprising facts about Easter in Spain.

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