Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Porcon crosses

On a non-work note, I had an amazing experience this past Palm Sunday. I went to a small village outside of Cajamarca - Porcon - to witness the carrying of 40 crosses through muddy mountain paths. It is a rich tradition where rural communities come together to decorate these 70 kilo crosses, and carrying them to the Porcon church singing and praying in Quecha, the Incan language that isn't often found in Cajamarca. It was pretty breathtaking, colorful and chaotic.

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