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When do we have parades in the US?
Independence Day (4th of July)
St. Patrick’s Day
the Macy’s parade on Thanksgiving.
What are we celebrating with those parades?
Traditions of Semana Santa:
During Semana Santa, there are tons of parade-like processions. Each of these processions typically boasts two heavily decorated floats, one of the Virgin Mary and the other of a scene from Christ's Passion, or the events leading up to the death of Jesus of Nazareth. These lavishly decorated, and sometimes gilded (painted in gold) floats are accompanied by the music of trumpets and drums as they move down the street. Underneath each float, you'll just barely be able to see lots of feet! There are up to forty men, called costaleros, who carry the float on shoulders and control its swaying motion. In fact, they practice so much and are so in sync with each other that the realistic figures on top look like they are floating like ghosts. There are also many rows of nazarenos, or penitents, who walk along with the float. Some even walk barefoot, even though some of the processions last up to 14 hours! Oh, and don't be thrown off by the resemblance between the pointy hoods and long robes of the nazarenos and those of a traditional white-hooded hate group: it's a coincidence, and it’s and completely unrelated.