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Every Dec.24th Cuenca hosts the giant parade of the children. It’s estimated that over 100,000 people participate in the parade. Cars, trucks, vans and pedestrians line up before dawn to parade almost 2 miles to the Central Park in Cuenca. Cuencanos are usually a little camera shy but on this day everyone poses. There’s almost as many vendors as there are participants. This is our third parade since moving down from Oregon and today the temperature hit 80 degrees which is hot for Cuenca. Enjoy the photos and video.

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Yowza would be not strong enough to describe the “Parade of The Children” on Christmas Eve in Cuenca.  The floats and marchers line up about 5:30 to get a good spot and then march almost 2 miles to Parque Calderon. This year Sharon and I watched the parade at the Moca Cafe on Gran Colombia. What amazed me besides the unique handmade costumes and floats was the patience of the children.  Fantastic family event in Cuenca.

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