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 activities.
The Easter lemonade drink known as “Matar Judíos”. Photo: Tamorlan via Wikimedia Commons
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 go kill the Jews” – “salir a matar Judíos” – as they knock back glasses of special wine-lemonade.
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