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ONTD_Political's PotD: April 3, 2010.


A Capirote is a pointy hat of conical form that is used in Spain. Historically, the capirote was a cardboard cone that flagellants in Spain would use. It was also used during capital punishment in Spain, and also during the inquisition, where the condemned person would be forced to wear one and be put under public humiliation. It is also the uniform of some brotherhoods during Easter - in this instance, the outer fabric descends past the shoulders, covering the face and the neck while leaving only a pair of holes for the eyes, and is often seen during Holy Week celebrations in Spain.

"Capirote" |  Wikipedia
See also: "Holy Week in Spain" | Wikipedia



At least one hundred penitents carry the image of Jesus Christ during a Holy Week procession in downtown Guatemala City, Guatemala on Thursday, April 1, 2010.

Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo



A penitent walks to church before taking part in the procession of the 'La Amargura' brotherhood, during Holy Week in Carmona, southern Spain, Monday, March 29, 2010. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Miguel Angel Morenatti | AP Photo



A penitent of the El Amor brotherhood takes part in a Holy Week procession in Cordoba, Spain, Sunday, March 28, 2010.

Manu Fernandez | AP Photo



Penitents take part in the 'Procesion del Silencio' by the 'Cristo de las Injurias' brotherhood, during Holy Week in Zamora, northern Spain, Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Daniel Ochoa de Olza | AP Photo



Penitents take part in the procession of the "Jesus Yacente" brotherhood, during Holy Week in Zamora, northern Spain, Thursday, April 1, 2010.

Daniel Ochoa de Olza | AP Photo



Penitents take part in the procession of the 'Cristo de la buena muerte' brotherhood, during Holy Week in Zamora, northern Spain, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Daniel Ochoa de Olza | AP Photo









Penitents of the La Borriquita brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Cordoba, Spain, March 28.

Manu Fernandez | AP Photo



Hooded penitents from the ''San Gonzalo" brotherhood leave their church as their procession is canceled because of the rain in Seville, Southern Spain, Monday, March 29, 2010. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Miguel Angel Morenatti | AP Photo



A 'Costalero', who carries on his back the portable dais platform which supports a statue of Jesus Christ, watches as penitents wait for their turn to take part in a procession in Seville, Southern Spain, Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Emilio Morenatti | AP Photo



A penitent called "Picao" walks with chains as he takes part in the "Santa Vera Cruz" brotherhood procession of the Holy Week in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, 330km north of Madrid, Spain on April 1, 2010.

CESAR MANSO | AFP/Getty Images



Penitents adjust their hoods as they take part in the "Fusionadas" brotherhood procession during the Holy Week in Malaga on March 31, 2010. Christian believers around the world mark the Holy Week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

JORGE GUERRERO  | TOPSHOTS AFP/Getty Images



Penitents from "La Vinyas" brotherhood pause during a procession in Jerez, southern Spain, Friday, April 2, 2010. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Emilio Morenatti | AP Photo



A penitent from "La Sed" brotherhood, walks to the church to take part in a procession in Seville, Southern Spain, Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Emilio Morenatti | AP Photo



Penitents from "La Vinyas" brotherhood take part in a procession in Jerez, southern Spain, Friday, April 2, 2010. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Emilio Morenatti | AP Photo



A boy collects wax from the penitent's candles during a procession in Jerez, Southern Spain, Friday, April 2, 2010. Hundress of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Emilio Morenatti | AP Photo



Penitent Cristian Sanchez looks through the holes in his hood during a Holy Week procession in San Salvador, Friday, April 2, 2010. Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Luis Romero | AP Photo



Penitents of the Los Dolores brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Cordoba, Spain, Friday, April 2, 2010. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Manu Fernandez | AP Photo



A penitent prays during a Holy Week mass on Good Friday in La Paz, Friday, April 2, 2010. Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Dado Galdieri | AP Photo



A penitent takes part in the "La Paz" brotherhood procession during the Holy Week in Sevilla, Spain on March 28, 2010.

CRISTINA QUICLER | AFP/Getty Images


Hope you dont another Holy Week-themed post? I collected so many of these intriguing photos over the last 2 weeks, and was afraid they'd "swagger-jack" the other photos if included in the previous holy week post, hah. 

I also hope these don't freak you out [...too much], as far as the fact that they resemble the "regalia" of the N. American Klu Klux Klan. Totally not the same groups. Interestingly, The little research I dug up make implicit suggestions that the KKK appropriated the Holy Week Capirote from the Spaniards. So if there are any history buffs out there, please feel free to drop some knowledge on us.

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