These are a sampling of the pictures we took today. Some were taken of the "floats" used during the processions before they were actually in the parades. Most were in the churches. There rest were of the two parades we watched today. The overhead views were taken from Kay and Boyce's apartment. There were gracious enough to invite us to view the procession. The others were from street view with the rest of the masses.

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Today was Palm Sunday.  One of the barrio churches had a small palm procession around the church. A close up of a virgin on her float in the church before the procession. A Christ float with his cross.  It was in a church also. Another Christ float in a church.
The lead elements of a procession.  The cross always comes first. This was the first procession of the season.  That is why they are carrying a key.  In this procession many of the hooded marchers were children. The first float of the procession.  Christ during Palm Sunday. The virgin float.  I am always amazed that nothing burns with all the candles.
Our next procession from ground level.  Notice that the participants include men, women, and children. The incense spreader.  He seemed to be really into his job. Not all the penitents wear hoods etc.  These women do penitence by wearing walking 8 or more hours in high heels etc. This is a close up of the mantilla.  It is supposed to be very difficult to wear for a long time.  It includes the comb that holds up the lace material.
The floats are not driven by a vehicle with a motor.  They are usually cared by 32 to 40 people, both men and women.  The floats weigh between 1300 and 1600 kilograms. This is the float from under which the previous feet were sticking. The faces that carry the floats. The virgen is usually the end of the procession.