Hundreds of Ecuadoreans wait on the beach to see the traditional Holy Week ritual (Lavado de la cruz). Hundreds of Ecuadoreans wait on the beach to see the traditional Holy Week ritual (Lavado de la cruz).
Fishermen from Ballenita try to lift up the wooden cross in the Pacific ocean during the annual Semana Santa rite. Fishermen from Ballenita try to lift up the wooden cross in the Pacific ocean during the annual Semana Santa rite.
The sacred wooden cross is sprayed by water in the sea during the annual Holy Week ritual. The sacred wooden cross is sprayed by water in the sea during the annual Holy Week ritual.
Catholic believers try to touch the cross to wash off their sins during the annual Semana Santa celebration. Catholic believers try to touch the cross to wash off their sins during the annual Semana Santa celebration.
Catholic followers bath the wooden cross in the Pacific ocean during the annual Holy Week ritual. Catholic followers bath the wooden cross in the Pacific ocean during the annual Holy Week ritual.

Holy Week in Santa Elena

Santa Elena, Ecuador – April 2012

Catholic followers bath the wooden cross in the Pacific ocean during the annual Holy Week ritual.

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Cuanta riqueza en nuestros pueblos, de mil maneras celebran según su cultura , que refrescante tradiciòn, Gracias por compartir tanta riqueza

Emma Aída Chacón Pereira

22.04.2012 – 20:08