Semana Santa In Chile

November 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Semana Santa Around the World

Semana Santa is an important time throughout South  America. In Chile the tradition of “Cuasimodo” extends a week beyond Easter. Cuasimodo celebrations derive from the time when parish priests made their post-Easter rounds, accompanied by armed cowboy bodyguards. Also known as “Correr a Cristo” (Running to Christ), the day-long celebration involves a mass, followed by a procession in which the parish priest is drawn in a decorated carriage accompanied by mounted cowboys, bicycles, carts, and crowds of shouting people.


Excerpts and quotes on Semana Santa activities in South America were taken from Bonnie Hamre, (


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