Corpus Cristi - Ecuador

Corpus Cristi is held on Thursday after Trinity Sunday. The celebration is much more popular in the highlands, in the provinces of Chimborazo, Tungurahua, Cotopaxi and in Loja. The Corpus Cristi is celebrated in different ways according to the tradition of each town.

For example the average Corpus Cristi in most of the highland towns involves costumes, music and dancing. While in Cotopaxi masked dancers dance throughout the streets and have some 36ft (12 m) high greased poles (palos encebados), which have to be climbed (by a brave man) to obtain the prizes hanging on the top of it.


“Procesao” by Sara y Tzunki (Cecilia e Francesco). CC2

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