The Procession of Verges, composed of a series of theatrical performances, has taken place since ancient times, with documentary evidence of it dating back to 1666. The procession begins after the first performance in the main square (Plaça Major), which ends with Jesus being condemned to death. Towards midnight, the scenes of Christ's journey to Calvary are represented along the streets of Verges in semi-darkness, lit only by burning torches and a series of snail shells turned into oil lamps on Carrer dels Cargols (Street of Snails). One of the high points of the procession is the eagerly awaited Dance of Death, one of the most important symbols of the town and its popular culture, performed by five skeletons leaping to the sound of a drum.