Why Spain’s Easter white hoods are a symbol of penance, not of right-wing extremism

Why Spain’s Easter white hoods are a symbol of penance, not of right-wing extremism

Tourists could be forgiven for gasping in horror at first sight of the white hoods marching towards them at one of Spain's Easter processions.

Seven surprisingly strange traditions (usually) celebrated at Easter in Spain

Seven surprisingly strange traditions (usually) celebrated at Easter in Spain

The essential guide to Easter in Spain in pre-Covid times

The essential guide to Easter in Spain in pre-Covid times

Ten mouthwatering dishes to enjoy at Easter in Spain

Ten mouthwatering dishes to enjoy at Easter in Spain

Right royal bust-up: Viral video shows Queen Letizia clashing with mother-in-law

Right royal bust-up: Viral video shows Queen Letizia clashing with mother-in-law

GALLERY: This is how Easter was celebrated across Spain

GALLERY: This is how Easter was celebrated across Spain

Easter weather: Spain set for rain on the parades

Easter weather: Spain set for rain on the parades

Gay Jesus banned from Easter parade in Spain

Gay Jesus banned from Easter parade in Spain

Eight surprising facts about Easter in Spain

Eight surprising facts about Easter in Spain

Rain in Spain puts a dampener on Holy Week parades

Rain in Spain puts a dampener on Holy Week parades

Recipe: How to make Spain’s delicious Easter dish Torrijas

Recipe: How to make Spain’s delicious Easter dish Torrijas

Ten brilliant plans to make for Semana Santa in Spain

Ten brilliant plans to make for Semana Santa in Spain

Train strike threatens Easter travel chaos across Spain

Train strike threatens Easter travel chaos across Spain

Spain’s incredible Holy Week processions

Spain’s incredible Holy Week processions

Antonio Banderas stars in Málaga Holy Week

Antonio Banderas stars in Málaga Holy Week

Spain set to sizzle in sunny Semana Santa

Spain set to sizzle in sunny Semana Santa

Lipstick and miniskirts banned at Easter parades

Lipstick and miniskirts banned at Easter parades

‘Podemos to ban Semana Santa’ rumour goes viral

‘Podemos to ban Semana Santa’ rumour goes viral

In pictures: Spain’s Holy Week 2014

In pictures: Spain’s Holy Week 2014

Punches thrown during packed Easter parade

Punches thrown during packed Easter parade

Seven surprising facts about Spain’s Holy Week

Seven surprising facts about Spain’s Holy Week

Easter pardon: Thieving banker walks free

Easter pardon: Thieving banker walks free

Andorra tops Easter holiday most-wanted list

Andorra tops Easter holiday most-wanted list

Atheist gatecrashers mull Easter march

Atheist gatecrashers mull Easter march

Easter weather report: mild but changeable

Easter weather report: mild but changeable

Intercity bus prices rise in Easter lead-up

Intercity bus prices rise in Easter lead-up