Ecuador Christmas Parade 2010

Pase del Nino Viajero the best Christmas pageant in all of Ecuador. Children form a large part of the festivities in honoring the traveling Jesus. The origins of this religious festival is in the early 1960's when a statue of the Christ Child was taken to Rome to be blessed by the Pope. When the statue returned, someone in the watching crown called out ,"Ya llego' el Viajero!" , hence the statue became know as the Nino Viajero. This information is sourced from About. Com South America Travel. Enjoy the beautiful culture of Christmas in Cuenca, Ecuador.