Monday, January 5, 2009

Pase del Niños



They have a custom here during December right through to Feb/March called Pase del Niños.
Originally it came from the Inca's when every year they would bring out the mummified bodies of dead loved ones and parade them around the city. When the Spaniards came and with them the catholic religion, they wanted to stop that practice so true to form they incorporated it into their worship. Instead of the mummified bodies - they gave them the baby Jesus and Mary to parade around. So now and then we will come across some parade or other with plenty of colour but little else to recommend it!

6 comments:

Lynne said...

Is that horse wearing a pink bedspread?

Marisa said...

It's so weird what people will do in the name of tradition, eh.

Gringitos said...

Lynne - I have my suspicions too about that!

The Scottys said...

Well pink is in!
It made us grin.

The Kinlocher's said...

I hope that the bedspread got washed before it went back onto the bed!

Gringitos said...

Je Je (spanish for he he) - you lot!