04/08/2012 11:00 am ET

Holy Week Celebrations In Latin America And Spain (SLIDESHOW)

For Christians Holy Week is the week which precedes the Resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday. The week starts on On Palm Sunday, when devotees celebrate Christ's triumphant entrance into Jerusalem.

Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week to commemorate the Passion of Christ, through prayers and processions. Some followers perform religious penance as a form of worship and supplication.

In honor of Easter Sunday we've decided to highlight some of the most unexpected Holy Week celebration in Latin America and Spain. From dances honoring death to firecracker explosions in the name of Christ, here are some of the most unconventional Holy Week celebrations:

Holy Week Celebrations In Latin America And Spain