The sound of drums, hornets and a small instrument called dulzaina (like a small oboe) make the solemn soundtrack of any procession. The drum, for instance, has an outstanding place in Calanda (Teruel) where every Holy Friday exactly at noon thousands of them break the silence and start playing together to commemorate the death of Christ.
In Andalucia many processions stop whenever someone starts singing a Saeta. It’s sung from the balconies express pain and suffering for the Passion of Jesus Crist.
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But one of the most overwhelming experiences in Easter in Spain are the Silent Processions. They take place the night of Holy Friday to mourn the death of Crist. Only candles lit the way of the processions that gather thousands of people and yet not a sound is heard.