Easter Wednesday midnight: The Brown Capes
This confraternity was founded in 1956 and typifies the Easter spirit of Zamora that has broken with the traditional image of the hooded vestments. The sound of the bass horns mixed with the sorrow, love and prayer joined, brings to a close this impressive picture of popular faith with its authentic touch of village charm. The laments of the metal and wooden instruments are heard as they fade into the darkness of the night.
The wailing voices of the people mingle with the tolling of the bells, the plangent horns and the rasping of the rattles. And in the square of the Olivares quarter of town, on the very banks of the river, they say farewell to Christ with the chant of the Miserere with which, for centuries, so many villages of this land have asked God for forgiveness on Easter Friday.