Confession-time! Easter in Spain is not as warm and fuzzy as one would think. I mean, I would think that if someone celebrates Easter then they celebrate it with colorful eggs and chocolate and gifts. Yup, when I was a kid I used to get small gifts from the Easter Bunny. And hey-hello, I was born in Soviet Union. So I would have assumed that it was all even more colorful on the other side of the Iron Curtin.
However, they do celebrate in style. I was told that the Easter processions are the main Easter "attraction". I was lucky enough to catch one 'cos most of them were canceled due to rainy (seriously, it was more like a drizzle, not real rain). Conveniently enough those hoods they were at those processions are sakilised (zigzag pattern can be formed of them).
All of this was accompanied by a brass band and some rattling sounds. As many things in Madrid then this as well felt like a scene from a movie. With my limited knowledge about catholic traditions I must say that while I understand the whole mourning aspect and need for something depressing then I would still kind of hope for something sunny on an Easter Sunday.
They sell Easter candy (like some chocolate bunnies) at more fancy stores and I haven't spotted any egg decorations nor paint. So I decided to decorate the egg carton for some Easter Sunday spirit. With some zigzag flower-power.