The silent pro­ces­sion is one of the main events for Sem­ana San­ta here in Queré­taro. The large pro­ces­sion of most­ly hood­ed pen­i­tents walks through the city in silence. Most of the men walk bare­foot, car­ry­ing large cross­es, and with chains around their ankles. We were told to be pre­pared for the crowd to be silent as well, which real­ly wasn’t the case for the part of the pro­ces­sion we watched. Still, an inter­est­ing expe­ri­ence as all the hood­ed fig­ures went past for a few hours in their var­i­ous col­ors.