Christmas in Cuenca


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December 24th 2010
Published: January 2nd 2011
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On Christmas eve eve Cuenca is the place to be (in the square in front of the church) for dancing, street food, local artisans and costumes, giant castles of fireworks, free hot apple cidery stuff being passed around, paper lanterns floating through the night sky, frightening fireworks being paraded around on paper mache cows through the crowd and the friendliest, funniest, and loudest celebrations you could imagine. Great day!

Christmas eve sees parades beginning at around 10am and continuing through out the day along many of the streets and past the same plaza as last night.

When we had had all the parade we could manage, we went back to the Kookaburra for some lunch and the parade changed its course so that it went straight past the window we were sitting by.

Another amazing day.


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