The old colonial city of Trinidad on Cuba's south coast is very religious, both Santeria and Catholicism are worshiped there. The Way of the Cross Procession on Good Friday is one of the most important annual events in the city.
The Cross procession starts from the Church of the Holy Trinity (Iglesia de la Santísima Trinidad) at 7 pm. Hundreds of people with candles join in, many of them chanting prayers. The priest and the participants of the procession carry the cross and the statue of Virgin Mary. The crowd follows the sounds of music.
The local legend says that the procession route was designed to prevent pirates from looting, following the roads marked with crosses.