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Easter versus the Ku Klux Klan in Spain

With Easter just around the corner, I thought I’d post this photo I took at a gift shop in Cartagena, Spain.¬†As you can see from the sign, tourists often mistake these hooded figures for Ku Klux Klan members. In truth, there is no affiliation. These hooded robes, called capirotes, are worn by devout Catholics during Holy Week in Spain, when large processions march slowly through the streets. (To learn more, check out the article¬†Semana Santa in Spain Holy Week Glossary which does an excellent job of explaining how Catholics celebrate Easter in Spain.) I visited Spain once during Holy Week…