At first we were scared when all the klu-klux-klan like costumes appeared in store shop windows in the form of lollipops and figurines. We asked our director and she said that is just what they wear for semana santa, or holy week, or as we call it Easter. Whew.
All week long in Malaga, they have processions that go through the street. Catholics wear long robes and capiotes, that point to the heaven. The men carry these huge elaborate thrones. They sway and sometimes chant. A few blindfold themselves in penintence for their sins. The more they suffer, the more their rewards. It was an amazing experience to see.