If you've seen the neighborhood's Good Friday procession before, you're probably excited to know that it's that time again. Good Friday, the holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus, is tomorrow, and the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 16th and Park holds an annual procession for it.
But that procession is not just a priest and some parishioners, it's a reenactment of the Stations of the Cross, the important points during the day when Jesus was crucified. There are people carrying statues and other artifacts and various people dressed like historical figures: Jesus carrying the cross, the Virgin Mary, the disciples, Romans, and so on. There's music and speeches and more (many in Spanish.)
The procession, which begins at 8 pm at Sacred Heart, goes in a circle down Park, 14th, Irving and 16th. It's a pretty interesting, impressive tradition, and is based on similar traditions common in Latin America, Spain and other Catholic countries.
These photos are from 2007 by Wayan Vota and I've written about it a few times before. Definitely worth seeing.