Hello, This is called "El Via crucis" and is a religious tradition in Puerto Rico. The people of Puerto Rico follow various religious traditions during Holy Week. A lot of people fast throughout the whole week (though not required), and eat different foods such as codfish, salad and a soup called "caldo santo." In Palm Sunday it is customary to process with palm branches in memory of Jesus' entrance to Jerusalem. Next there are several activities celebrated during each day of the week. From Monday through Wednesday of the Holy week people will participate in the stations of the cross. The "Via Crucis" is a remembrance, through walking and praying, of Jesus carrying the cross, his crucifixion, and death. There are 14 "stations" signified by paintings which are positioned in the church. In some towns, the Via Crucis is dramatized, which means that actual folk will play the different roles of Jesus, Mary, John, the people of Jerusalem and the Roman soldiers.