International Tourist Sight
Night of Thursday and Maundy Friday
On Maundy Thursday at exactly midnight, the brothers of Jesús Nazareno (Jesus of Nazareth), lead by their abbot and the association of la Junta de Seises, go with those that form "La Ronda" to proceed through the streets of the city during the whole night and announce the Procesión de los Pasos before the authorities.
The silence of the León night is broken by the call of bells, bugle and drums, which is answered by one of the brothers with: "LEVANTAOS HERMANITOS DE JESUS, QUE YA ES HORA" ("RISE, BROTHERS OF JESUS, THE HOUR IS NIGH").
At 7.30am on Good Friday the Procesión de los Pasos leaves, bearing 13 images on the shoulders of its participants. The images of San Juan and the Virgin Mary meet in the Plaza Mayor.