Procession of the Holy Christ of Health (Holy Wednesday)
The Cross that represents the forgiveness of sins and the healing of pain.
When the ancient clock strikes midnight in the legendary City of Coria, it marks the transition from Wednesday to Holy Thursday and the beginning of the procession of the Holy Christ of Health.
The Crucified Son of God rests upon the ornate float with a thick floral bed of velvety red carnations, rocked by the members of the Confraternity to the beat of the drums that simulate the beating of the Heart of Jesus Christ, which continues to beat vigorously. This sound is amplified by the roar of the cornets and the harmonious rhythmic chords played by the Musical Ensemble of the Confraternity of the Penitents of the Holy Christ of Health, and the occasional heartrending lamentation of a “saeta”, or sacred song. Hundreds of hooded men dressed in green tunic fitted with a white cincture invite the public, with their silence, for collective commemoration in their slow walk along the main streets of the Historic Centre and Urban Area of the municipality amid the fervour of a large number of people gathered on the sidewalks.