Nazarenos (penitents): They are a Brotherhood, association of Catholic faithful with pious, religious and welfare purposes. The origin of their clothing is in the Inquisition (XV century), when people who were punished for religious reasons ( penitents ) they were imposed the requirement to wear a special dress to show their conversion.
The origin of this week is Christian, however, this period is for many people, leisure and fun.
For Christians, Easter is the liturgical season dedicated to the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Son of God.
In many parts of the world there are signs of religiosity, but the processions of the Passion of Christ in Málaga (Spain) are spectacular.
Holy Week in Málaga, has an ancient tradition dating back to the time of Fernando and Isabel , the Catholic Monarchs ( 500 years old ). Passion Week in Málaga puts on the streets a show with Nazarenes and men of thrones carrying images depicting different scenes of the passion, death and resurrection; processions manifest a popular religious spirit, full of emotion and art : flowers, candles , processional marches and incense smell that attract thousands of people who come to see and applaud their favorite Brotherhood, year after year.
Our Father Jesus Captive , sculpture popularly known as "The Captive" in Málaga. The captive is taken in procession on Easter Monday, about 30,000 people march behind as penitents.
Málaga, capital of the Costa del Sol, Spain. www.malagaturismo.com