Saturday, April 4, 2009


This is a very special procession both for the image and the bearers.

The image is that of  child Jesus bearing the cross. This tradition of sculpting such images, that could appear crude, comes from a popular story that recall Mary having premonitions of his son being crucified.

The name "de la demanda" (from the demand) comes from the demand of the congregation to support the procession two centuries ago.

The bearers are all children: boys for Jesus and girls in white for Mary.

The image is dated to the 18th century and the artist is unknown.
It is a shorter cortege and parade, lasting only 7 hours with about 4o "turns"

It comes out the same day as the Nazareno from the Reco. My turn at the latter started at the block of the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de La Merced, the church from the procession of El Niño de la Demand. My turn was around 4.30 so we were able to see El Niño´s entrance and hit both procession with only one parking spot!

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