Cusco: Procession of Señor de Los Temblores
The Cusco Cathedral is the focal point of the procession. The crucifix was taken from here earlier today and is being paraded around town as part of Easter celebrations. It will be returned to its place inside the cathedral at the conclusion of the procession.
The tradition of taking a crucifix around the city dates back to the 1650 earthquake. At the time, either an oil painting or a statue of Christ was paraded around town. When the tremors stopped shortly thereafter, the faithful attributed it to a miracle wrought by Christ. Thus an Easter tradition was born. The procession is held on the Monday before Easter Sunday.
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