Nothing like a bit of variety so I don't know if anyone can satisfy my curiosity with this religious query?..
While sorting through some stuff I'd brought home from a recent visit to spain, I came across a publication from Orihuela which has pictures that have got me puzzled.. I've seen plenty of religious parades over there but never anyone hooded like some of these are! I searched the net and have seen these garments worn in red, black or white.
As a catholic myself I feel a bit of an ignoramus!.. as I've absolutely no idea what the significance of this is?
The white in particular looks very much like what the kkk used to wear! So if anyone can explain what it's supposed to signify and where it came from I'd be grateful.
ps - looking at the float being carried I'm assuming 'La Santa Cena' is something to do with the last supper (although it doesn't directly translate that way?)
pps - this is a link to the online version of what I read (well ok, I only looked at the pictures!). Pics I'm referring to are on pages 7 and 9). http://www.activaorihuela.es/notis/portadas/activa.pdf
Thanks in anticipation.