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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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You are very likely to see a parade.  Today, I saw one on Luis Cordero and then 20 minutes later the parade was crossing Loja y 12 de Abril. The beginning of the video are some street scenes near the Tomebamba River.

Screenshot 1:6:13 2:57 PM

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Sunday Afternoon In Cuenca

The first couple of shots and the video were taken near the Windhorse Cafe.  I was on my way home on a bus when a parade on 3 de Noviembre stopped the bus. I got off and walked and took the rest of the video. Great afternoon in Cuenca.

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Yesterday (Dec. 24th) was a photographer’s dream. The usually camera shy Cuencanos were more than happy for you to snap their picture.  In between shots I was able to capture some video footage. My favorite part of this short video starts at 1:06 and in my opinion reflects the tranquility of the children.  There’s a 4 year old holding a red flag and is trying his best to go with the beat of the other dancers. Feliz Navidad a todos.

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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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