PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession
Despite the approximately 35°C heat in Nicoya this Good Friday, residents dressed up and went out to the streets to recreate the Via Crucis. The Good Friday crucifixion procession started at 8:30 a.m. and proved to be a 2.5-hour walk through the sweltering streets of the town, located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica’s northwestern province.
Dozens of people turned out to witness the event and pray. At 3 p.m. an hour of prayer took place at the church, known as the Holy Hour, and at 5 p.m. the Holy Sepulchre procession closed the day.
In Nicoya as in most communities around the country, the last procession of Holy Week will take place Sunday morning to celebrate the resurrection.
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