A group of people attend a procession held at St. Teresa church during the Holy Week celebrations in Caracas, Venezuela, 01 April 2015. (Miguel Gutierrez/EPA)

A group attend a procession held at St. Teresa church during the Holy Week celebrations in Caracas, Venezuela, 01 April 2015. (Miguel Gutierrez/EPA)

Ahead of Easter Sunday this weekend, In Sight looks at some of the highlights from Holy Week festivities celebrated by Christians around the world. Beginning with Palm Sunday and culminating with Holy Saturday, Holy Week marks the final days of Lent before celebrations begin on Easter.


A general view of St. Peter’s Square during the Palm Sunday Mass held by Pope Francis on March 29, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Twal washes the foot of a priest during the Catholic Washing of the Feet ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Ammar Awad/Reuters)

Catholic clergy holding candles during a procession inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in the old city of Jerusalem, April 2, 2015. (Atef Safadi/EPA)

A general, interior view made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore showing the scene in St. Peter’s, Vatican city of the Mass of the Chrism a highlight of Holy Week 2 April 2015. Vatican City, April 2, 2015. (Osservatore Romanp/EPA)

Two girls play before the start of the ‘Madre del Mayor Dolor’ procession during the Holy Week in Pontevedra, northern Spain, April 1, 2015. (Miguel Vidal/Reuters)

An altar boy carries a cross after the morning Mass at the Cathedral of San Cristobal de La Laguna on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife on March 29, 2015. Desiree Martin/AFP/Getty Images)

A Catholic worshipper takes part in the Washing of the Feet ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City during Holy Week April 2, 2015. (Ammar Awad/Reuters)

Hands of a penitent holds rosary beads as she takes part in the procession of the “Exaltacion de La Santa Cruz” brotherhood, during Holy Week in Zaragoza, northern Spain, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo)

Penitents take part in the procession of the “Exaltacion de La Santa Cruz” brotherhood, during Holy Week in Zaragoza, northern Spain, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo)

Members of the Misericordia brotherhood take part in a procession to collect donations of food and money as they offer bread to widows and widowers on April 2, 2015 in Segura, in Idanha near Castelo Branco, Portugal. (Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Filipino flagellants whip their back along a street on Maundy Thursday, in Mabalacat city, Pampanga Province, north of Manila, Philippines, April 2, 2015. (Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA)

Indian Christian devotees collect palm fronds for a Palm Sunday service at Wesley Church in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on March 29, 2015. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

A Venezuelan penitent wearing a wreath of thorns attends a mass at the Santa Teresa’s Basilica during Holy Week celebrations in Caracas April 1, 2015. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

Spanish legionnaires carry a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony before they take part in the “Mena” brotherhood procession in Malaga, southern Spain April 2, 2015. (Jon Nazca/Reuters)

Catholic nuns holding candles during a procession inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in the old city of Jerusalem. April 2, 2015. (Atef Safadi/EPA)

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