Going together...
Going together...

Two women, going to see the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Waiting for Her...
Waiting for Her...

Young girl and boy waiting in front of a Maria shrine for the Easter procession to pass in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Learning on the job...
Learning on the job...

The portatori are the men that carry the passion scenes - heavy statue groups - around Trapani in the Holy Week before Easter. Young men, strong, more or less of equal hight. On some days boys can be seen supporting the portatori and learning the job. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

The load...
The load...

One of the heavy statue groups that is carried around during the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Learning on the job...
Learning on the job...

The portatori are the men that carry the passion scenes - heavy statue groups - around Trapani in the Holy Week before Easter. Young men, strong, more or less of equal hight. On some days boys can be seen supporting the portatori and learning the job. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

The right symbol...
The right symbol...

Music plays an important part in creating the mood during the Easter procession in Trapani. This young member of an orchestra is wearing an appropriate symbol in his ear for the event. Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Waiting for the procession...
Waiting for the procession...

Elderly man dressed up for the event, is waiting for the Easter procession in Trapani ti pass by. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

 Walking trough Trapani before the main Easter procession you can feel the buzz and witness a tension for the start of the great event. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Walking trough Trapani before the main Easter procession you can feel the buzz and witness a tension for the start of the great event. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Serving l'Addolorata...
Serving l'Addolorata...

As a man you can do your contribution for the Madonna, like selling postcards to raise funds for the Ceta that is responsible for the Madonna statue that is carried around in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Following the lady of Sorrow...
Following the lady of Sorrow...

The Madonna has a lot of followers. In the Easter procession the last statue that is carried around is the Lady of Sorrow, accompanied by a lot of women dressed in black. But procession or not, there has to be contact as this lady with her telephone demonstrates in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Maria's followers...
Maria's followers...

Followers of Maria - our Lady of Sorrow - play an important role in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Seriously devoted...
Seriously devoted...

A serious devote to Maria walking in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Waiting...
Waiting...

During the Easter procession the portatori (bearers) of the statue groups depicting the passion scenes have to put down their load regularly. Waiting therefor is a significant part of the 24 hours the procession takes.

Holy merchandise...
Holy merchandise...

A member of the ceto "pittori decoratori e funai", a portatore of the scene La Ferita al Costato, selling merchandise to support the activities of the guild. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Stop...
Stop...

Girl with a cross stopping the queue of the procession with onlookers in the background. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

A friendly girl...
A friendly girl...

A young and friendly girl participating in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Serious preparation...
Serious preparation...

Music is a compelling element in the Easter procession. A young female musician is preparing herself and her colleagues for the event. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Concentration...
Concentration...

Concentration and coordination is important for the portatori who carry the statue groups in the Easter procession of Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Let's pray...
Let's pray...

Young boy walking in the Easter procession in Trapani with his hands locked together with a rosary. Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

It's in the details...
It's in the details...

Music plays an important role in the mood you are experiencing during the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy. It is in the details this young female player of the flat traverse must have thought.

Looking...
Looking...

Young woman in a traditional outfit taking part in the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

A "F... You" moment...
A "F... You" moment...

Part of the statute group depicting the moment of the crowning of Jezus with a crown of thorns. These passion scenes are carried around in the Easter procession. In this case the artist expressed the mood of the figure on the right in a special way. Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Serious business...
Serious business...

One thing that is attracting attention is the seriousness of the participants of the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy. A grave business indeed.

Lost in thought...
Lost in thought...

Young woman in white traditional dress lost in thought while in the Easter procession of Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Serious at work...
Serious at work...

Girls in a traditional outfit with silver plaquettes indicating their ceta serious at work during the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Walking in the procession...
Walking in the procession...

Girls in a traditional outfit walking in the main Easter procession in the Holy Week in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Expectancy...
Expectancy...

Elderly woman expectantly waiting for the Easter procession to pass. Trapani. Sicily, Italy

The symbol...
The symbol...

Apart from the statue groups, depicting the misteries, a lot of other symbols are are carried around during the procession, like this girl does. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Burden and love...
Burden and love...

The sculptured groups carried around during the procession rests on the shoulders of the bearers, men from Trapani, Sicily, Italy. A burden, but loved.

Traces of time...
Traces of time...

Music adds greatly to the dramatic effect of the slowly swaying "Processione dei Misteri" during "La Settimana Santa" before Easter in Trapani, Sicily, Italy. Even this bombardino (tuba) plays its part, dented or not.

Proud portatori...
Proud portatori...

The portatori (bearers) have the hard job of carrying the massive sculptured groups during the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy. They are the proud members of a "ceto" or class (a guild) that take responsibility for one of the sculptured groups. These men are members of the Ceto Pastai, the pasta makers.

Waiting...
Waiting...

People waiting in front of the bar "Ai Lumi" for the Easter procession to pass by. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Look daddy...
Look daddy...

Young boy in the arms of his father pointing enthusiastically at something in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

The bearers...
The bearers...

The sculptured groups that are carried around the city during the Easter procession rests on the shoulders of the bearers, men from Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Sharing the load...
Sharing the load...

The sculptured groups that are carried around the city during the Easter procession rests on the shoulders of the bearers, men from Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Being there...
Being there...

Elderly man is serious mood participating in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Silence...
Silence...

Young woman seemingly lost in thought while participating in the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Carrying Him...
Carrying Him...

Young girl, member of the "Ceto degli Orefici" (Class of the gold and silver smiths) carrying a silver plaquette representing a portrait of Jezus while taking part in the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

A happy couple...
A happy couple...

Despite the grave character of the Easter procession there are also happy moments as these young women show. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Emotions...
Emotions...

Elderly man letting go of his emotions during the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Easter emotion...
Easter emotion...

Easter is for some a very emotional experience, like this elderly man shown here. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Serious...
Serious...

Young woman in a traditional outfit taking part in the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.
 

Self reflection...
Self reflection...

Young woman in a traditional outfit seemingly lost in thought while participating in the main Easter procession, taking up 24 hours, in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

A long walk ahead...
A long walk ahead...

Young girl in a traditional outfit at the start of the 24 hour long Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Announcing  "La Separazione"
Announcing "La Separazione"

Youngster representing the "Ceto degli Orefici" in a traditional outfit with a silver plaquette announcing "La Separazione" taking part in the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Serious business
Serious business

Music adds greatly to the dramatic effect of the slowly swaying "Processione dei Misteri" during "La Settimana Santa" before Easter in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Follow the leader...
Follow the leader...

Crowd following a crucifix figure being carried by a priest at the beginning of the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Waiting in silence...
Waiting in silence...

Young girl tiredly waiting after walking in an evening procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

The standard bearer...
The standard bearer...

Young boy bearing a standard in a procession at Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Control...
Control...

Priest keeping a watchful eye on things during the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Waiting...
Waiting...

Members of the Ceto dei Pescivendoli (class of the fish sellers) waiting for the Easter procession to begin in which they will carry their berry depicting "Gesù Dinanzi Ad Erode" (Jezus before Herod). Trapani, Sicily, Italy

A heavy job...
A heavy job...

Walking a procession with a shrine is a heavy job as this man shows. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

A tired angel...
A tired angel...

Walking a procession is tiring as this yawning little female angel shows. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Seriously heavy...
Seriously heavy...

Serious and heavy business that is performed by the men of Trapani when they carry around the city the barriers (vare) with the sculptural groups depicting the mysteries: the story of the Passion and Death of Christ. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Also for him...
Also for him...

Easter festivities are for everyone, also for the underprivileged people. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

A procession is tiring...
A procession is tiring...

Young Young girl who is participating in the Easter procession in Trapani is looking tired after a round in the old city. And she has two more days to go, including the 24hour procession. Trapani, Sicily, Italy. 

A banner bearer walking for Him...
A banner bearer walking for Him...

Participation in the long Easter procession in Trapani is not only for the elderly. All generations old enough to actively participate are present, like this young man bearing a banner for the long walk in the old city centre. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Walking for Him...
Walking for Him...

Participation in the long Easter procession in Trapani is not only for the elderly. All generations old enough to actively participate are present, like this young girl that is seriously preparing for the long walk. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Texting and Maria
Texting and Maria

Also the men of Trapani are active in the Easter celebration like buying cards from the guilds to support them. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Serious...
Serious...

Pasqua nel Trapanese... Working on a new project "Easter in Trapani". Easter in Trapani (Sicily, Italy) is famous because of its 24 hours during procession taking place in its old city centre.

The banner bearer...
The banner bearer...

Pasqua nel Trapanese...

Woman bearing a banner during a procession in the Holy Week in Trapani (Sicily, Italy). Easter in Trapani is famous because of its 24 hours during procession taking place in its old city centre.

Looking at the procession...
Looking at the procession...

Pasqua nel Trapanese...

Woman standing in front of a poster for Italian jewellery in the porch of her jewellery shop while looking at the procession passing by. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Paying tribute to Maria...
Paying tribute to Maria...

Woman in black paying tribute to Maria during a procession in the holy Week in Trapani, Sicily, Italy. Trapani is famous because of its 24 hours during Easter procession.

Going together...
Waiting for Her...
Learning on the job...
The load...
Learning on the job...
The right symbol...
Waiting for the procession...
 Walking trough Trapani before the main Easter procession you can feel the buzz and witness a tension for the start of the great event. Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Serving l'Addolorata...
Following the lady of Sorrow...
Maria's followers...
Seriously devoted...
Waiting...
Holy merchandise...
Stop...
A friendly girl...
Serious preparation...
Concentration...
Let's pray...
It's in the details...
Looking...
A "F... You" moment...
Serious business...
Lost in thought...
Serious at work...
Walking in the procession...
Expectancy...
The symbol...
Burden and love...
Traces of time...
Proud portatori...
Waiting...
Look daddy...
The bearers...
Sharing the load...
Being there...
Silence...
Carrying Him...
A happy couple...
Emotions...
Easter emotion...
Serious...
Self reflection...
A long walk ahead...
Announcing  "La Separazione"
Serious business
Follow the leader...
Waiting in silence...
The standard bearer...
Control...
Waiting...
A heavy job...
A tired angel...
Seriously heavy...
Also for him...
A procession is tiring...
A banner bearer walking for Him...
Walking for Him...
Texting and Maria
Serious...
The banner bearer...
Looking at the procession...
Paying tribute to Maria...
Going together...

Two women, going to see the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Waiting for Her...

Young girl and boy waiting in front of a Maria shrine for the Easter procession to pass in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Learning on the job...

The portatori are the men that carry the passion scenes - heavy statue groups - around Trapani in the Holy Week before Easter. Young men, strong, more or less of equal hight. On some days boys can be seen supporting the portatori and learning the job. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

The load...

One of the heavy statue groups that is carried around during the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Learning on the job...

The portatori are the men that carry the passion scenes - heavy statue groups - around Trapani in the Holy Week before Easter. Young men, strong, more or less of equal hight. On some days boys can be seen supporting the portatori and learning the job. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

The right symbol...

Music plays an important part in creating the mood during the Easter procession in Trapani. This young member of an orchestra is wearing an appropriate symbol in his ear for the event. Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Waiting for the procession...

Elderly man dressed up for the event, is waiting for the Easter procession in Trapani ti pass by. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Walking trough Trapani before the main Easter procession you can feel the buzz and witness a tension for the start of the great event. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Serving l'Addolorata...

As a man you can do your contribution for the Madonna, like selling postcards to raise funds for the Ceta that is responsible for the Madonna statue that is carried around in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Following the lady of Sorrow...

The Madonna has a lot of followers. In the Easter procession the last statue that is carried around is the Lady of Sorrow, accompanied by a lot of women dressed in black. But procession or not, there has to be contact as this lady with her telephone demonstrates in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Maria's followers...

Followers of Maria - our Lady of Sorrow - play an important role in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Seriously devoted...

A serious devote to Maria walking in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Waiting...

During the Easter procession the portatori (bearers) of the statue groups depicting the passion scenes have to put down their load regularly. Waiting therefor is a significant part of the 24 hours the procession takes.

Holy merchandise...

A member of the ceto "pittori decoratori e funai", a portatore of the scene La Ferita al Costato, selling merchandise to support the activities of the guild. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Stop...

Girl with a cross stopping the queue of the procession with onlookers in the background. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

A friendly girl...

A young and friendly girl participating in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Serious preparation...

Music is a compelling element in the Easter procession. A young female musician is preparing herself and her colleagues for the event. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Concentration...

Concentration and coordination is important for the portatori who carry the statue groups in the Easter procession of Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Let's pray...

Young boy walking in the Easter procession in Trapani with his hands locked together with a rosary. Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

It's in the details...

Music plays an important role in the mood you are experiencing during the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy. It is in the details this young female player of the flat traverse must have thought.

Looking...

Young woman in a traditional outfit taking part in the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

A "F... You" moment...

Part of the statute group depicting the moment of the crowning of Jezus with a crown of thorns. These passion scenes are carried around in the Easter procession. In this case the artist expressed the mood of the figure on the right in a special way. Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Serious business...

One thing that is attracting attention is the seriousness of the participants of the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy. A grave business indeed.

Lost in thought...

Young woman in white traditional dress lost in thought while in the Easter procession of Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Serious at work...

Girls in a traditional outfit with silver plaquettes indicating their ceta serious at work during the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Walking in the procession...

Girls in a traditional outfit walking in the main Easter procession in the Holy Week in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Expectancy...

Elderly woman expectantly waiting for the Easter procession to pass. Trapani. Sicily, Italy

The symbol...

Apart from the statue groups, depicting the misteries, a lot of other symbols are are carried around during the procession, like this girl does. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Burden and love...

The sculptured groups carried around during the procession rests on the shoulders of the bearers, men from Trapani, Sicily, Italy. A burden, but loved.

Traces of time...

Music adds greatly to the dramatic effect of the slowly swaying "Processione dei Misteri" during "La Settimana Santa" before Easter in Trapani, Sicily, Italy. Even this bombardino (tuba) plays its part, dented or not.

Proud portatori...

The portatori (bearers) have the hard job of carrying the massive sculptured groups during the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy. They are the proud members of a "ceto" or class (a guild) that take responsibility for one of the sculptured groups. These men are members of the Ceto Pastai, the pasta makers.

Waiting...

People waiting in front of the bar "Ai Lumi" for the Easter procession to pass by. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Look daddy...

Young boy in the arms of his father pointing enthusiastically at something in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

The bearers...

The sculptured groups that are carried around the city during the Easter procession rests on the shoulders of the bearers, men from Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Sharing the load...

The sculptured groups that are carried around the city during the Easter procession rests on the shoulders of the bearers, men from Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Being there...

Elderly man is serious mood participating in the Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Silence...

Young woman seemingly lost in thought while participating in the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Carrying Him...

Young girl, member of the "Ceto degli Orefici" (Class of the gold and silver smiths) carrying a silver plaquette representing a portrait of Jezus while taking part in the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

A happy couple...

Despite the grave character of the Easter procession there are also happy moments as these young women show. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Emotions...

Elderly man letting go of his emotions during the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Easter emotion...

Easter is for some a very emotional experience, like this elderly man shown here. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Serious...

Young woman in a traditional outfit taking part in the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.
 

Self reflection...

Young woman in a traditional outfit seemingly lost in thought while participating in the main Easter procession, taking up 24 hours, in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

A long walk ahead...

Young girl in a traditional outfit at the start of the 24 hour long Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Announcing "La Separazione"

Youngster representing the "Ceto degli Orefici" in a traditional outfit with a silver plaquette announcing "La Separazione" taking part in the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Serious business

Music adds greatly to the dramatic effect of the slowly swaying "Processione dei Misteri" during "La Settimana Santa" before Easter in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Follow the leader...

Crowd following a crucifix figure being carried by a priest at the beginning of the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Waiting in silence...

Young girl tiredly waiting after walking in an evening procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

The standard bearer...

Young boy bearing a standard in a procession at Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Control...

Priest keeping a watchful eye on things during the main Easter procession in Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Waiting...

Members of the Ceto dei Pescivendoli (class of the fish sellers) waiting for the Easter procession to begin in which they will carry their berry depicting "Gesù Dinanzi Ad Erode" (Jezus before Herod). Trapani, Sicily, Italy

A heavy job...

Walking a procession with a shrine is a heavy job as this man shows. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

A tired angel...

Walking a procession is tiring as this yawning little female angel shows. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Seriously heavy...

Serious and heavy business that is performed by the men of Trapani when they carry around the city the barriers (vare) with the sculptural groups depicting the mysteries: the story of the Passion and Death of Christ. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Also for him...

Easter festivities are for everyone, also for the underprivileged people. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

A procession is tiring...

Young Young girl who is participating in the Easter procession in Trapani is looking tired after a round in the old city. And she has two more days to go, including the 24hour procession. Trapani, Sicily, Italy. 

A banner bearer walking for Him...

Participation in the long Easter procession in Trapani is not only for the elderly. All generations old enough to actively participate are present, like this young man bearing a banner for the long walk in the old city centre. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Walking for Him...

Participation in the long Easter procession in Trapani is not only for the elderly. All generations old enough to actively participate are present, like this young girl that is seriously preparing for the long walk. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Texting and Maria

Also the men of Trapani are active in the Easter celebration like buying cards from the guilds to support them. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Serious...

Pasqua nel Trapanese... Working on a new project "Easter in Trapani". Easter in Trapani (Sicily, Italy) is famous because of its 24 hours during procession taking place in its old city centre.

The banner bearer...

Pasqua nel Trapanese...

Woman bearing a banner during a procession in the Holy Week in Trapani (Sicily, Italy). Easter in Trapani is famous because of its 24 hours during procession taking place in its old city centre.

Looking at the procession...

Pasqua nel Trapanese...

Woman standing in front of a poster for Italian jewellery in the porch of her jewellery shop while looking at the procession passing by. Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Paying tribute to Maria...

Woman in black paying tribute to Maria during a procession in the holy Week in Trapani, Sicily, Italy. Trapani is famous because of its 24 hours during Easter procession.

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