León recreates the passion and death of Jesus Christ during Easter Week. This tradition has its origins in the 16th century and includes poetry sessions, concerts, speeches and around thirty processions. The processions are solemn corteges that accompany the religious images through the streets. These images are outstanding sculptures created centuries ago in the workshops of leading Baroque artists. Of particular note are La Ronda and the procession of Los Pasos. La Ronda takes to the streets at midnight on the night of Maundy Thursday and proclaims the procession all night long with bells, trumpets and drums. The procession leaves at 7:30 in the early morning of Good Friday, and comprises 13 images representing the passion of Jesus Christ. It gives way to one of the most keenly awaited moments of Easter Week in León: the encounter between the figures of La Virgen Dolorosa and San Juan in the Plaza Mayor square.