Back on time for the procession and open market :)
Huancavelica Travel Blog› entry 7 of 9 › view all entries
June 6th, 2010 – by: yadilitta
Tried to go to the Mass, but it was all packed. It seemed to be that the whole town was attending to it... oh well, I would go for a cup of coffee and come back by the time the procession starts. When I was back at the Main Square, all the flower carpets and altars were ready for the procession. Not only the kids were happy, but also the proud parents and teachers.
Finally the procession started about 11:30am. The whole town was at the Main Square. You could see people different ages. But all of them were showing devotion, specially the older women. The kids were so proud of their work and it was such a great honor for them if they were the ones in charge of throwing flowers or just stand next to the altar. I enjoyed to take part of such an important date for this town. So sad that the procession walked over the flower carpets and these beautiful things didn't last for long... but enough to make things pretty and people happy :)
Well, but it was time to start moving. There was another thing I couldn't miss: The Open Market! And we didn't have much time, considering I wanted to leave at 1pm. So better, start moving. In order to arrive to the market, you just needed to follow the people.
It was about 1pm when we finally started to drive back to Huancayo. We both were tired and it didn't take long until we fall asleep, at least I did so almost immediately. I wasn't looking forward to a long drive along the bumpy road... well, this is a small price to pay for experience Huancavelica, a town with all the charm from the old days.
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