Good Friday Procession - Things To Do in Quito - LikeALocal Guide

Why locals love it?

This is the most impressive Catholic procession of Ecuador, which is celebrated every Good Friday in all the principal streets of the oldquarter. It departs from the church of San Francisco around 10am and is a display of "cucurucho" penitents dressed in purple costumes, a man representing Christ carrying the cross and thousands of devoted people!

Why you should visit it

This is the blend of Catholic traditions with Indigenous beliefs. The penitents are dressed in purple covered their faces with pointed hoods, while the "Veronicas" are women covered with an embroidered purple or black shawl. Some music bands accompany the procession with Christian music.

Special tip

Try to be early in the Church of San Francisco in order to get the best pics of preliminars!

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