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The Pietà

Good Friday celebrations centre around the Davallament, here in Felanitx, a performance of the Passion Play which has been staged, here, ever since 1975. The Davallament is the story of the Last Supper, the betrayal of Jesus by Judas, Jesus’ capture, his crucifixion, the taking off the cross of the dead body, the Pietà and, finally, the burial. All of this was staged two days ago in front of Sant Miquel, the parish church of Felanitx, except for the burial. After the act of the taking off the cross, the Processó de l’Enterrament proceeded from Sant Miquel under the participation of hundreds of hooded members of the local brotherhoods to accompany the statue of the dead Christ through the narrow streets of Felanitx, to conclude at the Església de Sant Agustí. There, in the convent church, the Enterrament (burial) was commemorated with great panache and gracefulness.

Early this morning, at 09h00, Easter celebrations in Felanitx will finish with the Processó de l’Encontrada, starting from Sant Agustí and ending at Sant Miquel. The Encontrada is the festive encounter of statues of Jesus and Mary, who arrive in separate processions but, are united when meeting at the church steps, and enter the church together.

The Encontrada will also be celebrated today in various other pueblos on the island, such as Santanyí, Manacor, Porreres, as well as Palma, amongst others.

The photo (top) was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 22nd, 2011. The time was 21:42:23. The photo (bottom) was taken in Felanitx by Mateu Bennàsar Sansó during the late Seventies.

Moltes gràcies.

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