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Quasimodo 2019

Colourful processions of priests and Chilean cowboys mesmerise street-walkers on their way to the sick

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© Daniel Diaz Vera

On the first Sunday after Easter, the streets of some Chile's rural areas see an unusual spectacle: priests travel by beautifully ornated carts, motorbikes, or bikes accompanied by cowboy Huasos atop horses wearing bandanas. It is not just a mere ride for fun, the essence of this religious ritual consists of bringing the Holy Community to the sick. This old Eastern tradition survived only in a few central rural areas in Chile ​and is observed in eastern Santiago and a couple of villages including Rancagua, El Monte, and San Antonio.

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