Holy Thursday Procession in Melilla: military custody
The Holy Week in Melilla was celebrated in the year 1498. From then on it has become a week full of Christian faith, tradition and Spanish identity. From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday the streets of Melilla are flooded with popular Christianity. Five brotherhoods make it possible: Flagelación, Nazareno, Jesús Cautivo, Soledad and Humillado. These brotherhoods are usually custodied by members of Spanish Army and Navy. That is the case of the Cofradía del Cautivo, responsible of carrying the Jesús Cautivo and Virgen del Rocío statues in the Holy Thursday Procession, which takes more than 12 hours. These photos were taken during this event in April 2015.