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Gallery > Fiestas: Easter, Cusco, Peru. April 2007


The photos taken below were taken on 06 April 2007 which was Good Friday, two days before Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday itself was pretty quiet in Cusco with families visiting church throughout the morning. Throughout Good Friday there was a market of natural medicines in the Plaza San Francisco as well as a market selling religious items including plenty of crucifixes and crosses made from grasses adorned with flowers and wild garlic (to be placed by the door to ward off evil spirits). In the afternoon there was a religious procession that started from the La Merced church.


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