Jesus of Great Power
Easter procession during the Semana Santa brings thousands of penitents to the old centre of Quito, Ecuador. Many characters take part in the procession. The most prominent ones are the Cucuruchos, participants wearing purple robes and cone-shaped hoods. Historically, the robe and the hood were worn in Spain by flagellants, by people sentenced to death, or during the Inquisition. Others are Veronicas, Jesus, carrying the burden of the cross, Roman soldiers,... All these characters can be performed by anyone willing to suffer for their sins.