The Bishop leads the procession and carries with it a huge black flag a red cross on it. The formerly widespread superstition that one who touched this flag, will die in the next year, is declined in recent years. “The most important procession of Holy week is, however, just like in Spain, held on good Friday and is also very similar to the Spanish: a figure of Jesus is carried through the streets, followed by the repentant sinners, the famous pointed hats, the Cucuruchus”, from shame to hide their faces and wear heavy iron chains on their feet. The typical food of the Holy week in Ecuador is the Fanesca. This rich and very filling soup is cooked only during the Semana Santa and consists mainly of various pulses, onion, milk, rice, pumpkin and Bacalao, a salted and dried fish.

Also, the soup often with cream and egg yolks is enriched and may contain deposits such as dumplings, fried plantains, cheese. Unlike celebrates in Ecuador, the indigenous population”her Easter. Hotels on the Master the Tsachilas, for example, who live near the town of Santo Domingo, begins the new year on Saturday. Early in the morning includes a bath in the river of purification”and then celebrate dance, music, eating and drinking the festively dressed people together. Brazil in Brazil start on Maundy Thursday Easter celebrations and already end on Easter Sunday. Easter Monday is not a public holiday, but again a normal everyday life. Much like in other Latin American countries, Easter is a family celebration, many worship services, processions and passion Games take place. On good Friday, people traditionally eat bacalhau, a kind of dried fish. This fish is very expensive, which is why many families can afford really only once per year. What distinguishes the Easter in Brazil from the other countries of his continent, is at the same time what it has in common with our Easter: here there are Easter Bunny, chocolate Easter eggs and the Easter lamb. SA travel portal