Good Friday in Quito

Quito Good Friday processions of Cucuruchos, the brotherhoods of penitents whose uniform dates back to the Inquisition. During  Holy Week people from all walks of life, assemble to make a public display of religious fervour. The Cucurucho dress of a conical hat and purple robes, helps anonymity, some re-enact the procession of Christ, dragging heavy wooden crosses and wearing crowns of thorns including ones made of barbed wire. Others self-flagellate, carrying heavy chains in bare feet along the steep streets of old Quito.

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