Easter in Spain
On Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, children /brings,bring/1// palm leaves and branches to church. Sometimes the branches /is,are/1// decorated with candies or flowers.
In some villages on Holy Thursday, there /is,are/0// a special "Dance of Death". At night, men dressed as skeletons /performs,perform/1// a scary dance.
Many towns in Spain /celebrates,celebrate/1// Easter with processions (parades) through the streets at night. Floats called "tronos" /is,are/1// carried through the streets. Each float /tells,tell/0// part of the Easter story.
Forty or fifty people /carries,carry/1// each trono on their shoulders. The procession sometimes /goes,go/0// on for more than four hours!
The biggest processions /is,are/1// held in Seville. Each procession /is,are/0// put on by a different group. There /is,are/0// a lot of competition among the groups to have the best procession.