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Easter Traditions: Semana Santa in Colombia

Cathedrals, churches and plazas will be crammed with congregations in Colombia for Holy Week, or ‘Semana Santa’ in Spanish; the most important religious festival of the year. Pilgrimages and processions are still an essential part of Holy Week in Colombia. Commercial exploits of the Catholic holiday have yet to manifest here – the Easter egg…

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Agüeros: New Year Customs in Colombia

While in the UK we ring in the New Year singing Auld Land Syne to remind us of friends old and new, and pop open the champagne during the gongs of Big Ben; relatively few of us still carry out the old-fashioned custom of first footing to summon good luck and fortune. In Colombia, preparations…

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