Easter is mostly a traditional, religious holiday here in Cuenca. No Easter eggs, no baskets, no Easter bunnies. Just an occasional chocolate bunny, but not necessarily just for Easter. We did find a few bunny cookies this year.
Kind of a strong, fishy flavor, both versions, but milder tasting without the fish cooked in.
(The first 2 soup pictures show the soup with little empanadas and then the separate fish. The third pic is with the fish in. That is not an onion ring. We think it's banana. Both have lots of different kinds of beans and grains.)
On Good Friday, it is traditional to visit 12 Churches. We managed to visit only 3 this year. Mass was in progress during our visits, so no pictures, out of respect for the faithful. We'll have to go back at another time for some interior shots. Not all of our 53 churches are open every day, so it was a treat to be able to see the interior of some often closed.
Easter morning began with, what we thought, sunrise services at first. LOUD singing, off-key...But, you know what? Now we think it was the tail-end of a monster party in the neighborhood!
Those off-key singers were probably on their way to bed (or should have been!)
Church bells rang out all over the City during the day. The Church nearby began Services about 9am, a more sane hour for music and celebration on Easter morning.
Not sure what the occasion was, besides Easter.
Happy Easter! Happy Spring to all in the North, too.