September 1, 2019

The Easter season’s Quasimodo Sunday marks a 400-year-old tradition in Chile

“The day-long celebration begins with a Mass. Then comes a procession of the parish priest, drawn in a decorated carriage, along with mounted huasos, runners, bicycles, carts, and thousands of people, adults and children alike. It gets underway with the shout ‘Viva Cristo Rey!’ ... Although an armed bodyguard is no longer necessary, the tradition remains strong, and fathers train their sons to participate in the festival. They wear traditional clothing, and participants wear white or yellow small cloths or handkerchiefs on their heads.” Read More...

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