During Holy Week, held in Cusco, Peru, they have a variety of unique and shared customs nationally and globally . One of them is the processions, where hundreds of faithful and curious among locals and foreigners, accompanying the holy images depicting the life and passion of Jesus remembered during Holy Week.

Every year commemorating Good Friday, in the Santa Anta, Cusco, evening the procession of the Holy Sepulchre and the Virgin Dolorosa is performed, where dozens of people gather in the square of Santa Anta, and then go to adding more people in their respective paths. Initially, a mass is held in the church of Santa Anta, and then the two images go in different directions accompanied by musical bands, incense, candles illuminating their routes and prayers. The Holy Sepulchre is headed Abancay Avenue, while the Virgen Dolorosa is headed Santa Ana’s slope, then made ​​an emotional meeting in the street Meloc where hundreds of faithful who were adding to the routes, they receive the blessing of holy images. Then the two images are returned to the temple of Santa Ana by the slope of the same name.

The procession is characterized because is accompanied by flowers ñucchu, which is also released to the passage of the holy image of the conglomerate procession on Holy Monday of the “Señor de los Temblores” in the central streets of the city of Cusco. This plant is a symbol of respect and veneration.

This tradition for many is synonymous with reconciliation and thanksgiving to the divine. Some people go on family, friends or alone, others expect from their homes, as the procession passes right in front of their doors, some are encouraged to build flower carpets and others just curious.

Cusco, and generally Peru offers a variety fused customs imposed between indigenous and colonial times, making them unique in the world.

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