March 25, 2013

Easter Rituals Unlikely to Be Imported to the USA Anytime Soon


Penitents light their candles as they take part in the "Humildad" (Humility) brotherhood Palm Sunday procession in Malaga on March 24, 2013. -- Pride, penitence and Antonio Banderas: Spaniards mark Holy Week with colorful processions

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 25, 2013 10:59 AM
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FWIW, the tradition goes back to the Middle Ages and has nothing to do with the KKK.

Posted by: Fausta at March 25, 2013 11:03 AM

I know. I know.

Posted by: vanderleun at March 25, 2013 11:43 AM

WE know, but the products of American misejimacation dating back at least three decades DO NOT know.

My favorite Klan picture is the one of Margaret Sanger, that great "liberator" of women, giving a eugenics lecture to some state's Klan's Ladies' Auxiliary.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at March 25, 2013 12:48 PM

The most jarring thing I ever did saw was a photograph in the Shawnee Mission Historical Society of my grandparents in full klan regalia at a Klan picnic. Smiles all around. I think they were enjoying some lovely fried chicken and watermelon.

Posted by: Jewel at March 25, 2013 2:57 PM

"Why Rex! I thought I told you always to wash after supper!"

Posted by: Donald Sensing at March 25, 2013 6:07 PM