Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Parade in Cuenca 2012, part 1

We are having lots of fun celebrating another Holiday Season in Cuenca!
Food (and a few yucks)  with friends and enjoying all the decorations around town. More and more decorations on the streets, malls and homes than in previous years.

 We've also enjoyed all the fairly mild (to us) weather at this time of year here in Cuenca.  No snow! (We love that part.)  A couple heavy rain storms, complete with thunder and lightening, snow!

We had some camera 'opportunities' at the BIG Parade on Christmas Eve, but we did get several fairly good ones to share with you.  So many to share, in fact, we're doing this collection is 2 parts for your enjoyment.  Cuenca is known for this annual event and this year's was as BIG and FUN as previous ones.

We started out the day walking to the Square to see the beginning of the Parade.  Then, went on home for a rest and joined some friends for the end of the Parade.  This Parade goes on for hours, so all children can participate.

The many people!

Angel begins the Parade with the guiding star.

Swirls of colors!

Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus getting a round of applause.


Adorable children.

Music, of course!
Lots going on in these pics  You might have to click on them to enlarge for all the details....we didn't crop or edit much.
Beautiful head gear.

Beauty Queen with the Baby Jesus.
Part 2, the end of the Parade, is next. 

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