If anything, you can see the whites of their eyes as the men walk through the flower-carpeted streets carrying a statue of Jesus of Nazareth. On Good Friday, a day of penance on which the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is commemorated, more than 160,000 people from across Mexico and abroad gather to watch the procession of the Brotherhood of Nazarenes during Holy Week. Reverent silences are punctuated by joyful drumbeats as the members, cloaked in black and wearing conical headdresses, march in a show of public penance. Many of those in attendance fall to their knees and cry—an expression of their Catholic faith.
Beginning and ending at the Parroquía de Nuestro Señor San José where the Jesus of Nazareth