Easter is a very important celebration in Spain. The entire week before Easter Sunday is often a holiday.
On Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, children bring palm leaves and branches to church. Sometimes the branches are decorated with candies or flowers.
In some villages on Holy Thursday, there is a special "Dance of Death." A scary dance is performed, at night, by men dressed as skeletons.
Many towns in Spain celebrate Easter with nighttime processions (parades). Floats called "tronos" are carried through the streets. Each float tells part of the Easter story.
Forty or fifty people carry each trono on their shoulders. The procession can sometimes go on for more than four hours. The biggest processions are held in Seville. Each procession is put on by a different group. There is a lot of competition among the groups to have the best procession.