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25 "La Fiesta de La Santa Cruz"

25 "La Fiesta de La Santa Cruz"
This is a fiesta, holiday celebrated every year.  The legend is that the indegeous tribes were fighting with the Spainards, just continuously fighting, then one day they saw a giant cross in the clouds, they took it as a sign to stop fighting, so this cross in the sky brought peace.  So, every year on the 13 of September, they have a huge parade, carry crosses, and dress up as the indians and spanish, and parade through the town, doing dances as well, ending with going into the cathedral to say thank you to god.  It is a way for the indegeouns community to keep some of their culture.  It was quite an experience and I was thankful to see it. 
Marrisa eating her very first "gordita"!!  We were so proud of her, cuz we all love and eat tons of street food!
The beginning of the parade
Carrying the cross as part of the legend
Even the little ones participate
Precious nios!
Reenacting a battle
The crowd.

Creation date: Sep 14, 2005 12:08 pm     Last modified date: Sep 15, 2005 7:12 am   Last visit date: Oct 19, 2016 2:53 am
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Sep 16, 2005  ( 1 comment )  
7:06 am
Kathy Carr (kathy)
I just realized I grew up in "Holy Cross", Santa Cruz!! What a shell that guy has around his neck!
Sep 19, 2005  ( 1 comment )  
1:53 am
Christina Roper (croper)
Wow, again with the crazy costumes!
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