Biblical Figures of Puente Genil. Audio-Slide Show
Here is the story of the Biblical Figures of Puente Genil in Andalusia's province of Cordoba in Spain. During the Christian Holy Week of Easter, hundreds of people in masked costumes represent biblical passages through their religious processions in the streets of this town, Puente Genil. The ritual has been documented as far back as the 15th century, and originates from the "Sacramental Acts," a name given to theatrical representations of Bible stories that took place just outside the church to teach the bible to illiterate residents. This audio-slide show tells the story of this tradition and how it managed to carry on even today.