National Geographic : 1992 Apr
Sweeping sorrow away in the joy of Easter,Carmela Goncet de los Reyes offers sherry-Spain's noblefortifiedwine to revelers outside her parishchurch in the village of Castilleja de la Cuesta near Seville. Village traditionon the last day of Holy Week mixes solemn ritesand wild-eyed rivalry between two localparishchurches. To limit the chance of fights, each church has an appointedtime to paradeits statue of the Virgin through the streets to shouts of jGuapa!jGuapa! Beautiful! The partisansof each then make time to eat, to drink, to carouse, and to send the sober restraints ofLent spinninginto the next season of repentance.