Day: Wednesday, March 28
Place: Cathedral Church
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Quito, is the scene of the Drag of Caudas. This is a tradition of the Roman Empire, in which the army pays homage to a general fallen in battle. In this ceremony the body of the general was covered with a black cloak, and then this cloak slid over all the soldiers, also dressed in mourning. By passing the general’s cloak over the entire troop, the spirit of strength and bravery of the dead general was transferred to the soldiers. The church does the same in honor of Jesus; and the cloak turns to the Cathedral so that the virtues of Jesus Christ, died on the cross, pass to the faithful, this is a ritual with more than 500 years in the tradition of Quito.