Easter in Cusco

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Easter in Cusco starts Monday March 30 with the procession of the Lord of the Earthquakes. The Taitacha Tremors, name in Quechua, is a crucified Christ copper colored with Indian features, whose body lies limp on a cross. Whoever sees it feel in your chest full identification with Jesus Andino.

Señor de los Temblores

In the windows of the houses, through which the sacred image, refined pieces of velvet upholstery with gold stripes are placed, bright fabrics and carpets, families reserved especially for this occasion.

While other faithful with chants of Ch'ayñas (older women who year after year provide sacred songs with great faith and devotion) accompanying six hours on his tour of the Plaza de Armas of Cusco and adjacent streets. The climax part begins when the holy image, on the shoulders of crews chargers, given the blessing to attendees. In the dim light can be seen kneeling parishioners and female faces furrow where large tears apologizing.

At Friday's meeting takes place the litter of Christ in the Holy Sepulchre leaving the Temple of Mercy and Our Lady of Sorrows.

Santo Sepulcro

The custom is to taste a dozen different dishes that allude to the twelve disciples of Christ, These range from various soups and casseroles made based on Andean products either dried fish, wheat and olluco, to the delicious desserts such as stewed fruit, rice pudding, cuzqueno empanadas, countesses, sighs, the cake pan crusty bread and others.

Empanada Cusqueñas

Easter comes to an end easter Sunday. After the procession and the celebration of Mass.

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