Good Friday will never be the same for me after yesterday’s “Procesion Jesus del Gran Poder” in Quito. Raised in Mississippi and aware of the negative associations of Mississippi to the Ku Klux Klan, I looked forward to seeing the purple-tunic version with pointed hats used in their proper and rightful place in history.Cariote
The positive associations with these costumes trump the KKK’s negative one.
Although many friends had told me that this would be a huge event, I was not prepared for the masses that crowded the streets to observe the procession. Continue reading