Monday, February 28, 2011

Our Trip to Cotacachi (Part 3 of 3)

On our first day in Cotacachi, we were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to see an amazing parade. I'm not sure what was being celebrated but I think it had something to do with music and the schools in town. All ages participated in the parade and they demonstrated the various dances throughout Latin America, wearing the appropriate dress.

I especially enjoyed the youngest dancers, and the oldest were able to participate in their wheelchairs!

Hope you enjoy the pictures:

The youngest ...

Even the dog got in the act!

The indigenous dress

... and the oldest!

The parade lasted for over an hour. I'm sure that everyone worked very hard on putting this together. It looked perfect, and everyone was sure enjoying themselves.


  1. That was a beautiful parade. Are there any in Cuenca like that?

  2. Hola El Gitano Negro - there are parades all the time in Cuenca but Cuenca is so large that we usually don't get to see them. This parade in Cotacachi took up the whole town and was amazing. I understand that the Christmas season in Cotacachi is wonderful because of how reverent they are in celebrating the Lord's birth. Guess you know where we'll be this Christmas!